Skyline Queenstown

A RESORT lawyer's calling for consistency after authorities say rockfall from Ben Lomond's a risk to a planned car park building – but not for Queenstown's council's neighbouring Lakeview development. Skyline Enterprises was back before the Environment Court this week...

New CEO’s view from the top

How does someone who's spent most of their working life in pharmaceuticals end up running a Queenstown-based tourism giant? Boss Geoff McDonald discusses his job switch with Philip Chandler on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Skyline Queenstown's...
No one knows Skyline Queenstown's present-day gondolas better than David Glanfield. When the former Aucklander joined the company as a gondola operator in January, 1987, it was still running the original multi-coloured 'bubble' cabins installed 20 years earlier. In September that year,...
What does it take to build a top-notch mountain bike trail? Tools, time and a truckload of toil. Louise Scott tags along to Queenstown Mountain Bike Club dig night – to see vollies in action A simple finger calculation shows a...

50 years in numbers

Since it launched back in 1967, Skyline reckons more than 17 million people have ridden its gondola to get a bird's-eye view of Queenstown. The tourism giant celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And ahead of the celebrations, it's crunched the...

Chamber ready for fight

Queenstown's chamber of commerce president says the resort would be "crippled" without foreign workers. Richard Thomas is hopeful the new government will take a regional approach to immigration, despite promising to slash net migration. "They can't take an Auckland-like approach to...
Making moves towards sustainable living is the aim of 'The Women's Summit' in Queenstown next Friday. Organised by Sustainable Queenstown, formerly Anti-Plastic Population, the summit comprises four-minute speeches from 10 local women, a short Q&A session, intermingling and a silent...
The big 5-0 is fast approaching for tourist giant Skyline Queenstown. Pitched as New Zealand's most-visited tourist attraction, it's asking locals to get on board to help it celebrate. The birthday bash includes a 50 Years of Fun campaign that will...
Skyline Enterprises hopes to build a $10 million, multi-level parking building behind the base terminal of the Queenstown gondola. The tourism giant has applied to the Queenstown Lakes District Council to lease a 8361sq m site in Ben Lomond Recreation...

Skyline lifts its game

Skyline Queenstown's luge chairlift might get a $5 million replacement. The tourism giant has lodged a consent to scrap its current two-seater lift for a four-seater. If approved, the new lift would be built mostly parallel to the current lift. Skyline Queenstown...
OPINION: Skyline Enterprises had its genesis in the vision of the late Hylton Hensman, the doyen of Queenstown's tourism pioneers. I first got to know him in 1967 when, with a contingent of Southern Lakes people, we formed a promotion...
A Queenstown tourism giant's plans for a $100 million redevelopment will go directly to the Environment Court – sent by bureaucrats. Skyline Enterprises Ltd requested the resort's council take the matter out of local planning hands. It argued any decision on its...
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