You don’t have to be a thrill ­seeker, or even going particularly fast, to experience the exhilaration of a downhill mountain-bike run at Thredbo, the place they call, ominously, the “home of gravity”. Chairlifts deal with gravity on the way up (yes, your bike comes too) giving access to more than 34km of trails catering for all levels (beware: check the map first, lest you end up on something called the Cannonball Downhill). Bikes are available to rent and a beginners’ skills clinic promises to get newbies down the mountain in one piece. Thredbo’s Gravity Girls clinic, which offers women a supportive and fun introduction to downhill riding, was a sellout this summer. The Easter Adventure Carnival is set to run from April 2-18, with the resort’s new Merritts Gondola running through the Easter long weekend (excluding Good Friday). There will be live music at Merritts Mountain House (top of the gondola), and Land Rover will be offering “experience drives” through the national park and to the summit of Thredbo for sunset….

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