Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby r0cketman on Mon 7/Jun/10 10:09pm

You can ride skyline all year round, snow-line is usually just above the building at the top of the gondola .
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby DWNHiLGHOST on Tue 8/Jun/10 7:53am

I have my brother in-law down in invercargill making up the bike carriers. Apparently a few issues getting the trucks up the access road ha ha. I'll be sure to check it out next time im in qtown.
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby grahamt on Tue 8/Jun/10 9:52am

Excellent news - was riding up there a couple of weeks ago and the skyline tracks are getting better all the time. New track turd sandwich is lots of fun.

Guess they will need to put in a new track linking bottom of tracks with Gondola station - at the moment the Vertigo tracks pop out at the bottom of the access road meaning a road ride round the camping ground to the Gondola.
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby Whoops on Thu 17/Jun/10 9:57pm

sweet
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby Demo on Fri 18/Jun/10 8:54am

Whoops wrote:sweet


Right on Sam. Looks like our QT holidays have been revived!!
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby Crucial on Fri 18/Jun/10 2:09pm

grahamt wrote:Excellent news - was riding up there a couple of weeks ago and the skyline tracks are getting better all the time. New track turd sandwich is lots of fun.

Guess they will need to put in a new track linking bottom of tracks with Gondola station - at the moment the Vertigo tracks pop out at the bottom of the access road meaning a road ride round the camping ground to the Gondola.


Nice ride. Add a few jumps and a few steep shortcuts and rough sections and you have the start of a good DH track there.
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby slowMTB on Sun 1/Aug/10 8:41am

j2hyde wrote:
wuffy wrote:Oh well. I'll just have to do heli-biking instead :rolleyes:


In August things tend to be covered in snow. You might want to consider leaving the bike at home and taking skis ;)


Heli bike to Rotorua :ib: :blink:
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby qmtbc on Thu 28/Oct/10 4:06pm

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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby wuffy on Thu 28/Oct/10 4:18pm

Shit yeah, good stuff! Keen to ride there now, I hear that skyline trail is a ripper :thumbsup:
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby Whoops on Thu 28/Oct/10 4:46pm

WOOHOO!

All that money I was saving for Whistler can now be spent in QT. Well done all involved.
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby Conners on Thu 28/Oct/10 5:09pm

That is fantastic news.
What are the trails like up in that thurr forest these days - still pretty epic steep DH-steez? Or is there some more trail bike friendly brake burner style stuff?
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby j2hyde on Thu 28/Oct/10 9:01pm

Pretty much everything up there is trail bike friendly. There isn't much real steep stuff up skyline.

Gondola will be awesome. Any news on price?
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby herbman on Thu 28/Oct/10 9:06pm

j2hyde wrote:Pretty much everything up there is trail bike friendly. There isn't much real steep stuff up skyline.

Gondola will be awesome. Any news on price?



hmmm im sure i have had my ass dragging the back wheel on some of the tracks up there........
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby pushbikerider on Thu 28/Oct/10 9:07pm

Conners wrote:That is fantastic news.
What are the trails like up in that thurr forest these days - still pretty epic steep DH-steez? Or is there some more trail bike friendly brake burner style stuff?


This time last year I took a Turner Flux down to QT and had a ball playing on the stuff on skyline, sure there was some stuff bigger than I wanted to ride with only a Xen and no pads, but there was plenty of stuff to have fun on
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Re: Queenstown Skyline Gondola Opening For Mountain Biking

Postby wuffy on Thu 28/Oct/10 9:15pm

Yeah, a few guys I know have spent 30mins to an hour pushing all the way to the top just for the downs, awesome stuff apparently. Might have to cancel whistler and spend 2 weeks in q-town riding :o
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