That’s right as reported in The Southland Times, Skyline are set to make a massive commitment to mountain biking in Queenstown and invest $75,000 in building a new track on Bobs Peak (the bikepark). Check out the full story from the The Southland Times below.
Tourism giant Skyline Enterprises will invest $75,000 in building a new mountainbike trail on Bobs Peak to cater for the boom in Queenstown’s mountainbike tourism industry.
Skyline chief executive Jeff Staniland told The Southland Times the company’s board had voted in favour of the infrastructure spend, after careful consideration.
“Overall, a plan for Queenstown Bike Park was developed a long time ago, but the rollout of that plan has depended on the company seeing if the park was generating a decent amount of business to support ongoing investment,” he said.
While so far unnamed, the track would be ready for the Bike Park’s 2013-14 season. Queenstown Bike Park is the only gondola-assisted downhill mountain bike track in the southern hemisphere.
The beginner-intermediate track will begin at the halfway clearing on Hammy’s Track and traverse across the main face of the peak before cutting down to the gondola’s lower terminal.
“The track will be wide – allowing faster riders to pass slower riders – and have features.
“Some of the steeper existing tracks will bisect it, which will open up the whole trail network. There is a future view that it will link other tracks as they develop too.”
The Bike Park, and the many other trails developed and maintained by the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club, had really put another feather in Queenstown’s cap as an innovative tourism destination, Mr Staniland said.