Skyline News Detail
MTB Season Passes on sale!
Posted on Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Early bird season passes for 2015-16 gondola access to the Queenstown Bike Park are on sale now, with an instalment option being offered for the first time.
Till July 31, early bird pricing applies, saving riders $100 off the full pass price.
One of the longest lift-accessed mountain bike seasons in the world, the eight-month-long season at Skyline Queenstown is scheduled to begin on September 4, 2015, and close on May 8, 2016.
Skyline Queenstown is focusing on making the upcoming 2015-16 season the best ever, with continuous improvements being made to the trails on Ben Lomond Reserve.
“Our motivated and committed trail team has already started the winter work upgrade programme and we look forward to bringing new and exciting upgrades into the mix,” Skyline Queenstown mountain biking operations manager Justin Matthews said.
“In addition to this, we are also working very closely with the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club and Queenstown Lakes District Council with regard to new additions to the Queenstown Bike Park. We hope to have some very exciting news for riders in the near future.”
For the 2014-15 season, Skyline Queenstown installed a third hook to its gondola cabins – resulting in shorter queue times and a 50 per cent increase in capacity to get riders to the top of the Queenstown Bike Park.
World-class riders like Loic Bruni, Loris Vergier, Finn Iles, Bernard Kerr, Eliot Jackson, George Brannigan, Casey Brown, Katy Curd, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Ryan ‘R-Dog’ Howard, Kelly McGarry, Conor Macfarlane, Mick Hannah and Andrew Neethling again used Queenstown Bike Park as a training ground over summer and loved the facilities.
“The reason they come to Skyline Queenstown is because of the challenging and varied terrain, the trails are fantastic, the runs are long and the weather is usually pretty good. Our facilities are world-class and meet their training requirements, not to mention all the other fantastic riding we have in Queenstown. We look forward to seeing the pros, as well as riders of all ages and abilities, up at Skyline Queenstown for the 2015-16 season,” Matthews said.
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