Mieders Alpine Coaster

Mieders, Tirol

Austria

Address

Waldrasterweg 1

Mieders, Tirol

Latitude

47.163847

Longitude

11.378122

Hop on this downhill thrill ride beginning in the steepest track in the Alps! You will speed down the valley and experience the beautiful scenery. You will go through the forest in individual coaster cars. Speeds up to 42 kilometers per hour.

Peak Season:
Early July through Early September: Mondays to Fridays 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 9:00am - 6:00pm


Off-Peak Season:
Weekends in May: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Late May through Early July and Early September through Late October: Mondays to Saturdays 9:00am - 4:30pm, Closed on Sundays & Holidays

Directions

Your accommodation address: Waldrasterweg 1, 6142 Mieders. Book your trip to Mieders by following the link on this page!

Wikipedia

An Alpine coaster or mountain coaster is a type of roller coaster with bobsled-like cars on tracks installed on a sloped hill. It is similar to alpine slides where a low-wheeled sled is used to navigate the track, but instead of running over smooth concave tracks like the alpine slide, alpine coasters run on tubular rails. Thus, an alpine coaster is safer because the patron is not able to leave the track. Alpine coasters have speed-regulated carts that prevent a rider from Going over 25 mph. Tracks are usually tubular rails, Unlike a traditional roller coaster, the rider has the capability to control the car's speed with its rider-controlled brake system. Alpine coasters can also operate year-round, even through light rain and snow.

Safety features, speed, tracks and layout vary by manufacturer. The inventor and leading manufacturer with over 130 in the world is Wiegand Sports GmbH. Located in Stevensville Montana, where they engineer, project manage and store spare parts and material in a 30,000 square foot facility.

As of 2007, the longest alpine coaster in the world is Tobotronc at Naturlandia, in the Pyrenees of Andorra. It is 5.3 km long. The highest alpine coaster in the world is the Alpine Coaster of Glacier 3000 in Gstaad, Switzerland with the starting elevation of 9,747 feet (2,971 m) and a length of 3,300 feet (1,000 m).

Provided By: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_coaster

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