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.
Early July through Early September: Mondays to Fridays 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 9:00am - 6:00pm
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
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A mountain coaster or alpine coaster is a gravity-driven amusement ride with bobsled-like cars on tracks installed on a mountain. 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 rails with up-stop wheels like roller coasters. Thus, an alpine coaster isn't necessarily safer due to the jerky movements the cart makes as it navigates it's way on a fixed track. Alpine coasters are undoubtedly slower than an alpine slide since alpine coasters have speed regulated carts that prevent a rider from experiencing the track at full speed. Tracks are usually tubular rails, like a steel roller coasters, while some have monorail-type tracks. 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. Leading makers of mountain coasters (with trade marks in parenthesis) include Wiegand (Alpine Coaster), Brandauer (Summer Toboggan), Alpine Products (Alpine Mountain Coaster), and Erbschloe Fun Construct (Rolba Bob).
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