If you feel like you have recently seen mountain and alpine coasters growing in popularity, you would not be wrong! Mountain coasters (referred to interchangeably as alpine coasters) are really having a moment lately.
An invention that originated in the Alps of Germany, before 2005, there were not yet any mountain coasters in the entire United States, but since the first one opened, their popularity has really taken off—and for good reason!
Many people have heard of alpine or mountain coasters and are not quite sure what they are or how they are different. Even if you are not a fan of roller coasters, chances are, a mountain coaster will be a blast for you!
Read on to learn more about these amazing inventions and why they are such a fun adventure for the whole family.
How Mountain Coasters Are Different from Roller Coasters
You benefit from the natural terrain. Mountain coasters are built on mountains for a reason: They leverage the natural terrain of wherever they are (which would be the Rockies, in our case). With traditional roller coasters, the track is built to create the terrain needed to reach high speeds—but with alpine coasters, we use what nature has already provided!
You can be in charge of your adventure. Instead of simply being along for the ride, with a mountain coaster, you can choose the speed you would like to move at! The coasters work with gravity, but you can utilize the brake lever on your car to slow down or speed up as you would like to get the most out of your ride.
You can take in amazing scenery. We might be biased, but we think it is true that the Rocky Mountains are home to some of the most beautiful views on earth—and on a mountain coaster, you can soak them all in from a very unique vantage point. Because alpine coasters take advantage of the natural scenery, there is no better way to experience the gorgeous sites that our slice of the mountains has to offer.
Are you ready to experience a unique mountain coaster adventure? We can’t wait to have you join us! Buy your passes on our website today and be sure to ask us about birthday parties and other special events.
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