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A Family Riding On The Skyline Rotorua Luge

Luge Safety

Have Fun And Play Safe

Our main aim is to get you having fun, but we do have rules to keep you and everyone else safe.

All Luge riders must adhere to the Luge Code Of Conduct, and receive a full safety briefing from our trained Luge instructors prior to their first Luge ride. The first ride must be on the Scenic Track or Intermediate Track to demonstrate you can handle it and are confident to take on the excitement of the Advanced Track.

The maximum load on the chairlift is two people per chair. Follow all instructions for boarding and disembarking the chairlift. Please note that the chairlift does not stop at any time. The Luge Code Of Conduct and instruction video are both displayed at the top of the chairlift before the start zone. Please be aware of the chairlift safety guidelines demonstrated in our Chairlift Code of Conduct.
*If the Luge or Chairlift Code Of Conduct is not adhered to, you may be asked to leave the property without refund.

How To Luge

Picture showing how to ride the luge. Release the handlebars slightly to accelerate and pull back on the handlebars to brake.

Our purpose-built Luge carts provide the rider with full control over their speed and direction using a unique braking and steering system.

It's simple to use, just pull back on the handlebars to slow down or stop and push forward to accelerate.

Our Luge instructors give you a full briefing on how to Luge before your first ride. 

Luge Code Of Conduct:

  • Keep it under control

    Remain in control of your speed and direction. Make sure you can stop and avoid any person or obstacle, as it is the Luge riders responsibility for keeping their Luge cart under control. Stay alert in case quick reaction is needed to avoid a collision.

  • No helmet, no ride

    Helmets must be worn at all times when riding the Luge.

  • Pull back to stop

    To slow yourself or stop the cart, pull the handlebars back toward you. DO NOT STOP BY PUSHING HANDLEBARS FORWARD. Keep both hands on the handlebars at all times while riding to ensure ease of steering and braking.

    Picture showing how to ride the luge. Release the handlebars slightly to accelerate and pull back on the handlebars to brake.
  • Keep your feet in the Luge cart at all times

    Do not put your feet outside of the Luge cart, unless completely stopped, as injury may result. Footwear must be worn at all times. Use the brakes to slow or stop the cart!

  • Yield to those below

    Yield the right of way to persons downhill and choose a course that ensures their safety. A rider in an uphill position is responsible for manoeuvring to avoid them.

  • Don't block the track

    Stop on the track only if you are visible from above and if you are not obstructing the track. Only stop at the side of the track out of the way of others.

  • Respect all safety signs

    Obey all signs and warnings and never venture off track.

  • No alcohol or drugs

    Do not ride the Luge if your ability is impaired through the use of alcohol or drugs.

  • Give Luge Patrol a hand

    If you are involved in or witness an accident, remain at the scene and identify yourself to first-aid staff.

  • Secure loose clothing and articles

    Jackets, garments, scarves, long hair and any personal articles should be secured to avoid damage or loss.

  • No group racing, no bumping or skidding

    Racing in groups is not permitted. Do not bump into other carts. Do not skid the Luge cart wheels.

  • Health conditions and pregnancy

    To ride the Luge you must be in good health and be free of heart conditions, motion sickness, back problems or other physical limitations. For safety reasons, we do not allow expectant mothers to ride the Luge.

  • Height restrictions

    Riders who are under 110cm will need to ride in tandem with an adult, and only on the Scenic or Intermediate tracks. Additionally, only infants who are able to walk and support their own body weight are able to ride with an accompanying adult. Riders who are between 110cm and 135cm can ride the Scenic and Intermediate tracks unaccompanied. Children that are 10 years old and over 135cm can ride the Advanced Track unaccompanied.

  • Chairlift safety

    At the conclusion of the Luge Ride, guests return to the main complex via chairlift. The maximum load on the chairlift is 2 people per chair. Follow all instructions for boarding and disembarking the chairlift.

    Please note:

    - The chairlift does not stop at any time.

    - Infants must be able to be held/restrained by an adult for the duration of the return chairlift ride.