Cypress Mountain Resort is taking its thrill level to new heights with the announcement of a Mountain Coaster ride that will open next summer.
The Mountain Coaster is currently under construction in Phase 1, with completion slated for summer 2021. The ride will feature almost two kilometres of track at almost 300 metres in the air, travelling at about 40 km/h.
Russell Chamberlain, president of Cypress Mountain Resort, said the Mountain Coaster is a game-changer.
“This activity positions perfectly within our planned vision for enhancing year-round accessibility to our world-class public recreation facilities,” he said.
The coaster is being fabricated by Austrian manufacturer Sunkid, and will feature a low-to-the-ground, single track design with backrest carts equipped with a hand brake, which allows each rider to control their own speed.
“Our coasters have been a huge success in Europe, and we are excited to have the opportunity to install one at Cypress Mountain … The terrain on the slopes of Black Mountain will perfectly complement our technology and create an amazing ride,” said Sunkid CEO Emanuel Wohlfarter.
The Mountain Coaster ride will take off from the top of the Eagle Express Quad Chair on Black Mountain and wind down the track through forested vistas.
The resort said the ride is suitable for all ages and physical capabilities, with young children permitted to ride in their parent’s lap.
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