Lake and mountain views make Queenstown Bike Park tracks
stand out from the pack when the new season opens on
September 26. Photo by Sean Lee Skyline.
Skyline Queenstown has announced details of a new $75,000
mountain bike trail as it launches its season pass prices and
information for 2013-14.
Starting at the midway clearing and gradually flowing through
Queenstown Bike Park, the new trail is intended to complement
the steady gradient of Skyline's other green trail
''Hammy's'', providing riders of all abilities with an
alternate option to the base of the gondola.
Skyline general manager Lyndon Thomas said he was
''delighted'' to be able to offer riders and visitors a new
''For many bikers in Queenstown, New Zealand and even
Australia, we're the location of choice, so we're really
pleased we can increase the number and range of trails we
offer and provide these riders with more thrills and the same
convenience factor of a gondola ride back up the hill,'' Mr
''Since access to these trails first opened, we've seen the
continued growth of mountain biking as a sport, creating a
significant economic benefit for many businesses throughout
''This is a burgeoning market and Skyline quickly realised
the importance of additional investment for both the company
and for Queenstown tourism.''
Work will start shortly after the season opens on September
26 and closes on May 4 next year.