THIS IS OUR STORY!

1999

Tim Ceci opens Vertigo offering guided heli bike tours and bike hire.

2001

Vertigo Start building DH trails in Ben Lomond forest (now Skyline) and guide using the gondola. We could go 2 runs with up to 5 people!

2005

Premises on upper Shotover St. burns down due to electrical fire. Vertigo moves to current location and go into business with Browns Ski Shop.

2006

Vertigo hires Scottish DH racer, Pang (Paul Angus) aka Huck Wizard.

2007

Employed Justin Havukainen, Sam Hills team mate on Iron Horse. 

2008

Employed Seb Kemp - now global marketing manager of Santa Cruz.

2009

Vertigo buy 'Gravity Action' and begin guiding in skippers canyon.

 

Employed Tom Hey now of Elevate trail building who build the world's best slopestyle courses for Crankworx events.

2010

Pang buys into business.

Employed James Tilbury (JT) - now Tracey Hannah mechanic.

2011

Queenstown bike Park opens! 
Vertigo chosen to run a shop at the top of gondola (Vertigo bike box)for DH bike rental due to long standing history with the forest and helping establish the initial trail network on the hill.

2012

Vertigo staff Pang and Ginge start filming the Huck Wizard Trilogy.

2013

Vertigo start Queenstown MTB school, coaching clinics in bike park.

 

Stop guiding in skippers canyon, start just offering rude rock shuttle trips instead. 
 

2014

Employed John Stout - now Mik Hannahs mechanic.

2015

Vertigo social summer series events started. Grass roots races run free for QMTBC members to start creating a riding scene and introduction to racing with no pressure focussed on having fun!

 

Employed professional mountain biker Casey Brown.

 

Employed Henry Quinney now a front man of GMBN media.

2016

Vertigo Whip Off on dream track. $500 cash prize for best whip with lots of world's top pros attending. Bernard Kerr won.

Employed Professional mountain biker and TV personality Ben Cathro

Employed James Crossland now right hand man at Airdrop Bikes.

2017

Vertigo Ride More DH series established as club fund raising events and to help keep dh race scene alive.

Stopped Heli Guided trips to focus on main shop.

 

 

2018

Received QTMBC certificate of appreciation for our efforts and time put into the local scene.

2019

Received QTMBC certificate of appreciation for our efforts and time put into the local scene.

Continue to host races and support local events. 

Which brings us to where we are now, going into our 20th season as excited and motivated as ever! We have new Demo brands, a fresh rental fleet and an abundance of enthusiasm ready to make your Queenstown experience the best!