It’s the frail rail trail


Enter at your own risk.

Dean Stuart wants his self-confessed “dangerous” new Queenstown rail jam to become an annual winter fixture.

The inaugural event last Saturday at Reavers Lodge on Hamilton Road resulted in broken bones and snowboards – just as 21-year-old organiser Stuart expected.

“It’s so extreme, riders damage all their gear doing it. So it’s a real good winter wrap-up.”

St John ambulance service – the event’s fundraising recipient – has given Stuart its blessing, an irony not lost
on the sole woman entrant Christy Prior.

“I was scared s…tless,” the accomplished 20-year-old snowboarder writes on

“And it was a fundraiser for St John ambulance! Ironic if you ask me.”