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Torpedo7 Peak to Peak Fast a Paced Event & Lots of Fun

The Torpedo7 Peak to Peak is a really fast paced event and a lot of fun.

This is a great race for teams - so if your business has not got a team together, get the rest of your work mates organised and get a team together. It is a great day out.

Online registration here
Or if you like doing it last minute register or enter at the Torpedo7 shop on Friday night (11th August) between 6pm and 7.30pm. Then it's done and dusted. Otherwise register (or enter) at Remarkables on the day. (that's leaving it really late) Of course it's really best for planning for us if you enter online

Race Day information
Start Time: 12:00
At our gathering spot on top of the world, where we can normally look across to the finish line on Coronet Peak while we wait on final road clearance from the nzski crew.
As per our tradition we will allow the 'over 50's' and under 16’s a hundred meters head start in the run to the skis / boards.

At the bottom of the ski run, it is usually very chaotic. We will try to get your time, but know that we will miss a few. Just part and parcel of the event.
For he full info on how the day goes - check out the web site @

The History of the Race

1 July 2002
Steady Pace Key to winning this years Peak to Peak

A shared victory for yesterday’s Meadow Fresh Peak to Peak multisport race in Queenstown, saw last years winner Hadyn Key cross the finish line in first place, hand in hand, with fellow athlete Richard Usher.

The Queenstown duo had just arrived back in the country on Friday, after competing together in the USA adventure race, Primal Quest, and only decided to race at the last minute.

“We thought we would see how we felt on Friday night as to whether we would race and it was a standing joke when we were trying to get our bags through the international airports that we had to get back in time for a race,” said Usher.

“Both of us felt pretty flat to be honest so it was a real grind on the paddle and the run and then we managed to stay just close enough to Eric Billoud to pip him on the mountain bike.”

The start line ski leg on the Remarkable ski field was altered due to lift closure with the race starting from the top of the Alta chair on the Remarkable ski field and finishing at the bottom of the Shadow chair.

The kayak leg on Lake Wakatipu was also shortened due to gusty winds. Key and Usher set a good pace finishing in a time of 2 hours 9 minutes and 34 seconds. Queenstown's Eric Billoud was third placed individual man in a time of 2 hours 20 mins and 55 secs.

For the full story here

Questions & Answers

Q. Just wondering about the rules for the ski leg? Is it necessary to use skis or a snowboard or are other modes of transport acceptable, eg a sled etc?

A. any sliding equipment is accepted but a sled must be tied to the racer

Q. For the kayak, is it ok to use a surf ski? or are there any restrictions on the type of kayak used?

A. No restrictions on kayaks

Q: Will there be time for someone to ski the first section and then drive down to the kayak section before their partner (doing the first bike section) arrives, or is the road closed or the biking too fast?

A: The connection is extremely tight and not recommended. Find another kayaker or use the 'virtual kayaker' ie throw your bib over the next departing kayak and pick it up again in Queenstown Beach.

Q.Just wondering if there are any rules on using iPods or Mp3 players in any of the P2P legs?

A. The answer is No ipods or MP3 players allowed

Q. Do you have to buy a ski pass for the day to get to the start line or do you have an agreement that allows competitors access to the start line.

A. The bib allows competitors one lift on the chair to get to the start line

Q: What is the kayak course if the lake is too rough?

A: If the conditions on the lake are too rough, we shorten the kayak leg from Frankton beach to just before the Gardens area so we stay on the Frankton arm rather than around the gardens to Qtn Beach. We advise paddlers to stay close to the shore. If the winds are too strong and it is borderline dangerous, we would change the leg into a run along the Frankton track.

Q.: Do I have to wear the bib on the outside for the lake section.

A: Yes please. I know some don’t like the xtra time it takes but it is much easier identifying you in photos for the press or when the rescue boat pulls you aboard.

Q: Can you please confirm how many of us need to be there for the registration at Torpedo7 on Friday from 6pm to 8pm, and how many for the briefing up the Remarks on Saturdaymorning (from 10am to 11am sharp).

A: One person need to register at Torpedo7 and then just the skier and downhill mtn biker needed at the briefing at the Remarks. The members not attending the briefing must read the written one available on the web site.


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