Third, or fourth, time lucky?: Competitors set out from The Remarkables during the last Peak to Peak, in 2019


It’s possible Queenstown’s popular winter multisport race, Peak to Peak, will be postponed till the middle of next month.

The race — in which in dividuals or teams ski/board, cycle, kayak, run and cycle between The Remarkables and Coronet Peak skifields — is scheduled for next Saturday.

Organiser/co-owner Adrian Bailey says they’re still planning for that date, but will make a final decision after the government’s next Alert Level announcement this coming Monday.

Due to the number of participants, support crew and spectators, the event can only take place at Level 1.

‘‘At this stage, we feel the 11th is looking highly unlikely, but in the absence of clear guidance, we still have to plan ahead.’’

Bailey says they’ve been discussing a rescheduling to mid-October with stakeholders and event partners, and will announce a contingency date soon.

Last year, Peak to Peak was at first postponed, then cancelled, due to similar Alert Level restrictions faced by organisers now.