Mountain Coaster, what is it!
Our Mountain Coaster is a unique style of a roller coaster. It features an elevated track that sends you down an incline up to 30 MPH. Mountain coasters were (also known as Alpine coasters) invented in the mid-1990s in Europe.
The predecessor to the mountain coaster is the alpine slide, which came out in the 1970s. A German company installed the first stainless steel tracks for the alpine slide in 1975. They did the stainless steel rather than the customary fiberglass or concrete tracks. The company later developed the first mountain coasters in 1997. Josef Wiegand envisioned the idea of creating a coaster-type ride for ski resorts. This ride would take advantage of the topography of the land. As opposed to building the structure to create the elevation changes that traditional roller coasters need. Each sled can accommodate one or two passengers and controlled by a hand brake located on both sides of the car. We ask to place their hands on the brakes at all times for safety reasons. Pulling back on the hand brake handle causes the cart to stop. Pushing down on the handle causes the brakes to release. Riders can control the speed at which they descend the mountain.