Rotorua - Prime Minister Officially opens second chairlift
John Key was at Skyline Skyrides on the 12th March to officially open a second chairlift and ride the luge track!
The second chairlift doubles the capacity to get riders of the world famous luge back up to the top base to ride again from 900 pax per hour to 1800. The second chairlift opening completes a massive $20 million redevelopment of the Skyline property in Rotorua. Skyline Enterprises board chairman Barry Thomas and Skyline Skyrides General Manager Neville Nicholson, along with many industry partners and local dignitaries welcomed Mr. Key and commended him on his start as new Prime Minister and of course Tourism Minister.
Mr. Key congratulated Skyline Enterprises on its strong long term industry standing and reinvestment in the property in a short speech. He went on say how great it is to see Kiwi expertise exported to the world with Skyline owned properties now in Singapore and Canada and more opportunities to come. With the ribbon cutting complete Mr. Key led the large number of guests present across a newly completed board walkway to crown the day with a luge ride on the ‘scenic’ track followed by a trip back up on the new chairlift and cocktail function in the Cableway restaurant. A brilliant day had by all.