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2023/2024 MTB Season info

Opening hours

  • MTB hours of operation change through the season depending upon the daylight available. Keep an eye on our open hours for updates.
  • The MTB operation may go on hold or close on days due to bad weather conditions for the safety of the rider, and to reduce unnecessary wear and tear on the trails.

Bike Park Trails

Bike Park Trails

This trail goes down…straight down! Old school and gnarly, raw and rooty. Make sure your brake pads are fresh as you’ll be using them!

Riding time: <5 minutes
Grade: 6 Double Black

A challenging single track with plenty of roots and rocks to keep you on your toes. It features some great rock work near the bottom where it merges with Thingymajig.

Riding time: <5 minutes
Grade: 5 Black

Flowy upper section that winds through the forest before dropping onto a fire road – giving you the option of pushing up to Thundergoat, or continuing on to the more technical second section.

Riding time: 1-2 minutes
Grade: 5 Black

This is an awesome flowy technical trail starting from midway clearing. All features have a B-line, and with its mellow gradient, this is a good stepping stone for riders who want to start exploring grade 5 trails.

Riding time: 2 minutes
Grade: 
5 Black

This is a short Rooty link allowing access to Fantrail from Thundergoat.

Riding time: 1 minute
Grade: 
5 Black

Drop garden is a series of short drops with a seriously steep rock roll leading back towards Vertigo. Watch the road crossing on the exit!

Riding time: <2 minutes
Grade: 6 Black

This is the lower third of this double back run that leads you back onto the return trail to the Gondola. Slippery when wet with lots of roots and some muddy, bogged down sections. Scrub the dirt off your back, jump in the Gondola and ‘dirt’ it all again!

Riding time: <5 minutes
Grade: 5 Black

Fundy by name, Fundy by nature. This is a trail that will have you smiling from ear to ear. Tight, steep corners with a few extra features thrown in between. This track’s not for the faint-hearted, but it’s a whole lot of fun!

Riding time: 1-2 minutes
Grade: 
6 Double Black

One of the most technical tracks on the hill, GSD is a track of multiple personalities: a fast upper section leads into a tight, challenging beech forest section, complete with rock gardens, drops and tricky corners.

Riding time: 2-5 minutes
Grade: 6 Double Black

A classic…steep, off-camber and slippy! Lots of gnarly sections to test your skills. The track crosses the Skyline access road halfway down and then splits shortly after. Stay right after the road to stay on Grundy and split left to hit Jeremy’s track which has some cool drops and tight doubles. Both tracks merge onto Original so watch out for passing traffic.

Riding time: <5 minutes
Grade: 6 Double Black

Fun, bermed and very fast! A step up from Hammy’s, this track is a great follow on once you’ve had a few runs and are ready for a steeper gradient.

Riding time: 2-5 minutes
Grade: 3 Blue

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, we recommend your first run of the day is on Hammy’s. Built specifically for the opening of Gondola access to Queenstown Bike Park as an introduction to downhill riding, Hammy’s track is a great trail for all abilities. The gradient is mellow, it’s wide and smooth and takes in some great views of Ben Lomond and Lake Wakatipu. It’s also the longest trail in Queenstown Bike Park at 6km long!

Riding time: 15-30 minutes
Grade: 2 Green

Following off from World Cup, the Hobbit takes you into stunning beech forest scenery reminiscent of the scenes found in “The Hobbit” movie. Lots of rocks and drops and a riding experience you will not forget.

Riding time: <5 minutes
Grade: 6 Double Black

If you came for jumps, you will find them on Huck Yeah. You will find 9 jumps in a row ranging from 30 to 50ft. To enter the trail, you will need to negotiate a medium-sized drop. This is a good indication of whether or not you are up to the challenge of Huck Yeah.

Riding time: 1 minute
Grade: 
5 Black

Looking for a fast, flowing technical black trail? Look no further than ‘I’m a Shreddin.‘ Full of swooping corners and fast line riddled straights, this trail is a real crowd-pleaser.

Riding time: 1-2 minutes
Grade: 
5 Black

Named after the tracks creator, Jeremy’s is a steep trail which takes you on an adventure into the mind of a local trail building legend.

Riding time: 1-2 minutes
Grade:
 6 Double Black

Rooty and off-camber, Jungle Adventure provides an alternative route off Single Track Sandwich. A huge variety of line choices mean that this track rides differently every time. Word to the wise: Jungle Adventure is a seriously challenging ride in the wet!

Riding time: 2-4 minutes
Grade: 5 Black

If Canadian style rock rolls and chutes are what you’re after, Killer Bee is the trail for you. It starts with a mellow traverse, but don’t get comfortable as it quickly drops away, taking you down the fall line of the hill and finishing with a big natural rock roll, which is the sting in this Killer Bee’s tail.

Riding time: 2-3 minutes
Grade: 
6 Double Black

A slippery, steep track, which will give your brake pads a workout.

Riding time: <2 minutes
Grade: 6 Double Black

The original entrance to Vertigo, Lazy lets you bypass the climb up to Hammy’s and drops into a fast straight alongside the Zip-Trek line. A few little drops and a steep rocky corner leads you into a series of rollers before crossing the road and rejoining Vertigo. It also allows access to the double black trail World Cup.

Riding time: <2 minutes
Grade: 3 Blue

As the name suggests, it was one of the first trails ever built in Queenstown Bike Park. However it has had a few facelifts over years, now making it the bike parks go to jump trail. With back to back berms leading into numerous sized and shaped jumps. This track is perfect for all riders looking to take their skills to the next level. At the end of the trail you have the option to either join back onto Thundergoat or turn right and tackle the “Whoops”

Riding time: 5-10 minutes
Grade: 3 Blue

This short trail links Fantrail to the bottom of Killer Bee, however, don’t let the length of this trail fool you. Along the way, you’ll find 3 different style gap jumps which will test your nerves and your skills.

Riding time: 1 minute
Grade: 
6 Double Black

This is a short off-shoot track from Vertigo. Rock Garden is as it sounds, a rock garden with a few drops and tight turns to mix it up.

Riding time: <2 minutes
Grade: 5 Black

You’ll find Shikaka positioned smack bang between the entrances to World cup and Lazy Vertigo. With plenty of lines to negotiate, and a handful and rocks and roots. Shikaka is a good warm-up for the next step of double black diamond trails.

Riding time: 2 minutes
Grade: 
5 Black

A local favourite! Built by the mighty Alliance in 2009, originally known as ‘Turd Sandwich’ due to unfortunate timing of a toilet call on an exploratory scope of a line by an Alliance member. Renamed Single Track Sandwich for the Queenstown Bike Park, it is an old school trail with lots of roots with fantastic turns and flow. Watch out for the ‘western roll’ which more often than not is rutted and muddy, but heaps of fun.

Riding time: <5 minutes
Grade: 4 Blue

Tight and technical, Slippery Ninja will keep you on your toes. A tight rocky entrance leads to a series of challenging chutes, before splitting into two. Traverse on to the midway clearing, or drop to the right for a steeper line on to Fernhill Loop.

Riding time: 4-6 minutes
Grade: 6 Double Black

Sweet singletrack, some steeper sections, optional drops and awesome turns…Thingymajig has a bit of everything. Whip it wide on the final tabletop to impress everyone at the mid-way clearing.

Riding time: <5 minutes
Grade: 4 Blue

This green trail starts from the mid-way clearing and swoops its way down the hill. Wide and flowing with an epic vista of big berms, Lake Wakatipu and the mighty Remarkables. The trail drops out of the open and back into the trees, before sending riders straight back to the Gondola terminal to do it all again.

Riding time: 5-10 minutes
Grade: 2 Green

Custom built by Vertigo Bikes owner Tim Ceci in the mid-’90s, specifically to run guided mountain biking trips before Gondola access opened. Around 1.5km long, it’s a machine built trail with nice and wide but steeper and rougher terrain than Hammy’s. Starting from the summit of the Gondola and stretching through to the mid-way clearing, it also features a lot of rollers and small jumps to build your skills.

Riding time: 5-10 minutes
Grade: 3 Blue

The entrance is off Lazy Vertigo, taking you into the most challenging line on the hill. World Cup features extreme freeride terrain and is recommended for experienced riders only. With drops, gap jumps and steep technical riding, World Cup is the beginning of a series of trails that are sure to test your limits.

Riding time: <5 minutes
Grade: 6 Double Black

Queenstown Bike Park Safety Information

In the interests of your safety and enjoyment, we developed in liaison with Mountain Bike New Zealand our own Mountain Bike Code of Conduct. Please read the Mountain Bikers Code and the Skyline MTB Terms & Conditions before riding with us.

We can’t emphasise enough, that the Queenstown Bike Park is a significantly more challenging experience than cross-country riding. Riding the trails requires constant physical and mental effort in order for all riders to maintain control.

We take safety seriously and recognise mountain biking is an inherently dangerous activity and you may be exposed to some risks. Do not attempt any of the trails or features unless you have sufficient ability and skill to do so safely. Always ride in control and within your ability level. Check out the drop downs below for more tips on keeping safe on the trails.

Clothing

The use of protective clothing and equipment (helmets/knee pads/gloves/sturdy footwear) is strongly encouraged when taking on the challenges of the Queenstown Bike Park.

Equipment

The trails are specifically designed for full suspension mountain bikes. The trails are rocky, bumpy and become much more difficult without high-quality suspension. Without full suspension, fatigue becomes a factor much sooner. The steep grades necessitate disc brakes for adequate stopping power. Cantilever brakes will increase the fatigue factor as more effort will be required to maintain control. All Bike Park participants should ride a properly sized bike and should be able to stand over the seat with their feet flat on the ground. A bike that is too large or with a high seat post increases the risk of injury.

Trails

The level of risk increases with the level of difficulty. Black trails often have significant drops and jumps that require skill and experience to navigate. Young riders become a hazard to other riders if they are unable to ride a trail or move out of the way. Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times and should be monitored for fatigue regularly.

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