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15 Kick-Ass Mountain Coasters


​​"15 Kick-Ass Mountain Coasters"

Picture yourself riding a roller coaster with the wind in your hair, a smile on your face, and pure excitement racing through your veins. Now, imagine that roller coaster is flying down the side of a mountain, completely gravity-propelled, with only YOUR hands on the brakes...🌟cool points🌟!

You may not be doing any loop-d-loops on any of these alpine coasters, but with the world whizzing by and some kick-ass views, I promise, you won't even miss 'em.

Here's my list of 15 Mountain Coasters that'll knock your socks right TF off!🧦

1) Alpine Coaster, Park City, Utah Ride Length: Over 3,000 feet "We are going balls out down this snowy mountain!" (see video below)

Open summer and winter

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Video: Park City Alpine Coaster... via "Theme Park Review" on YouTube

Price: Single Driver $25; Passenger $10

Requirements: Driver height 54" min. Passenger height between 42"-54" with a 16 yo driver over 54"

*COUPON* => BOGO Alpine Day Pass Offer ($80 adult savings/$50 kids savings), includes Alpine Slide, Alpine Coaster, Legacy Launcher, Mini Golf, Gem Panning, Climbing Wall and Spider Slide. Kids' Tubing, Kids' Zip, and Kids' Challenge Course Website: Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

2) Goats on the Roof, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Ride Length: 4,375 feet

"There are real goats on the roof, and you can feed them by riding a bike!"

Open year-round

Price: $15 adults, $12 kids, $5 small kids *COUPON* => Groupon - $20/2 people to ride the coaster Located 1 minute down the highway from Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster Bonus: Send feed up to the goats on the roof by pedaling a bicycle downstairs

3) Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee "Longest downhill ride in the United States with over 1 mile of track!" Open year-round

Price: $15 adults, $12 kids, $5 small kids

Located 1 minute up the highway from Goats on the Roof

Bonus: 7-8 minute ride, easily DOUBLE most alpine coasters in the U.S.!

4) Glenwood Caverns Alpine Coaster, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Ride Length: 3,400 feet

Altitude difference: 1,000 feet

"The 1st alpine coaster in the United States!"

Open Summer and Winter

Requirements: 56" minimum Price: Summer FunDay Pass $54, includes Tram, Cave Tours & unlimited rides & attractions($49, 3-12 yrs)

GIANT Bonus: Insane mountain swing! Website: Glenwood Caverns Alpine Coaster, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

5) Beast Mountain Coaster, Killington, Vermont Ride Length: 4,800 feet

Open Summer and Winter

Price: Varies by season. Roughly $15-$18 for adults & $10-$12 (6 under) They sell a shareable card for $50-$60(adults) which is good for 4 rides Requirements: Driver 52" minimum

6) Cowboy Coaster, Jackson, Wyoming

Ride Length: 3,295 feet

Open Summer and Winter

Price: Driver $20, Passenger $10

Requirements: 54" minimum Website: Cowboy Coaster, Jackson, Wyoming

7) Timber Twister, Duluth, Minnesota

Ride Length: 3,200 feet Spirit Mountain

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Video: Spirit Mountain Adventure Park via "Spirit Mountain" on YouTube

Price: Single rider $11, Double rider $16

*Various discounts* => Unlimited all-day wristband: $44, includes coaster, zip line, mini-golf, jumping pillow, scenic chairlift ride, disc golf course

8) Snowbird Mountain Coaster, Utah

Ride Length: 3,120 feet

Price: Adults $24, Kids $9 All day activities pass $49/$36(under42")The Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Mountain Flyer, Vertical Drop, Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, Bungee Trampoline and Aerial Tram Thru October 15th

9) Ridge Rider at Heavenly Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, Utah

Ride Length: 3,400 feet

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Video: Mountain Coaster at Heavenly Lake Tahoe via "HeavenlyMtnResort" on YouTube

Price: $25 per ride or $40 unlimited rides (with purchase of Scenic Gondola or Lift Ticket) Requirements: 54" minimum to ride alone

10) Forest Flyer, Vail, Colorado

Ride Length: 3,400 feet

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Video: Vail Mountain... via "Rob Pressly" on YouTube

Price: $27 per ride Adventure pass: $94 includes Gondola Ride, Adventure Course, Tubing, Climbing Wall, Bungee Trampoline, and more Requirements: 54" minimum

11) Breck Gold Runner Alpine Coaster, Breckenridge, Colorado

Ride Length: 2,500 feet

"Above the ski runs and through the forest!"

Open year-round

Price: All-day, Unlimited access. Adventure pass $82, $68 kids; includes Gold Runner Coaster, Alpine Slide, Ropes Course, Lil' Flyer Zipline, Climbing WallS, Challenge Course, Unlimited Bike Haul on the Colorado SuperChair & Rip's Ride Chairlift, Bungee Trampoline, Mini Golf, Ripperoo's Bounce House, Mineshaft Maze, 1 turn at Mini Miner Gemstone Panning, Scenic Chair, Tom's Nugget Tubing & NEW: Scenic Hikes now included!

Requirements: Driver 54" minimum, 84" max, Passenger: 38" min

12) Cranmore Mountain Coaster, North Conway, New Hampshire

Ride Length: 2,390 feet

Price: Single ride $13, or $29 for coaster, zip line, giant swing

13) Attitash Nor'Easter Mountain Coaster, New Hampshire Ride Length: 2,880 feet

Altitude difference: 1,420-feet

Price: Single ride $15

Summer attractions park admission $30, includes alpine coaster, alpine slide, waterslides, rock wall, trampoline, scenic chairlift, slacklines, mountain biking, and airbag jump! Website: Attitash Nor'Easter Mountain Coaster, New Hampshire

14) Alpine Coaster in Oberammergau, Germany Ride Length: 8,530 feet

Altitude difference: 1,300-feet

Price: "Coasterfahrt" 7,50 € ($9 USD) 5,00 € ($6 USD) free(3-5 yrs)

15) Hoch-Imst Alpine Coaster, Imst, Austria Ride Length: 11,600 feet

Altitude difference: 1,600-fee "Longest alpine coaster track in the world!"

Price: roughly $9, or $13 with a lift to the top

*BONUS* Night Tobogganing at the Hoch-Imst ski resort!

"Tobogganing" = Good old fashioned sledding with your buddies down a snowy hill🛷

According to the website:

"On Wednesdays and Saturdays, Imster Bergbahn (the mountain railway of Imst) invites all guests to partake in a night full of skiing, tobogganing and cross-country skiing under the moonlit sky of Imst. Cosy get together in Untermarkter Alm and at Latschenhütte included!"

👍Share with your adventure buds👍

-Natie Fresh✌️


About the Author:

Natalie "Natie Fresh" Ortiz likes to spend her money on donuts🍩 and plane tickets. She's a low-key bad ass who's hiked an active volcano🌋, swum with stingrays🏊, jumped out of an airplane🛩️, and white-water-rafted thru the Grand Canyon🚣. Her taste for adrenaline is like my taste for chocolate lava cake with a scoop of Blue Bell homemade vanilla 🍨...oh👏so👏strong👏and👏without👏end👏😋. Each week, she lyrically transports us thru an outrageous adventure via her travel blog, "VayCray." Money-saving tips included free of charge✌️


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