You’ve probably seen this type of alpine ride on your Instagram, from the Rockies to the Alps, but did you know the Eagle Coaster at Cypress Mountain opens this summer? The single track ride will take off from the top of Eagle Express Quad Chair on Black Mountain and travel over 1,700 metres with 279 meters of vertical drop.
Eagle Coaster at Cypress Mountain
Control your own speed by using the brake and safely reach thrilling speeds of up to 40 km per hour as you wind down the alpine forest, with some pretty epic views. Cypress says it’s suitable for all ages and physical capabilities.
Austrian manufacturer Sunkid, who built the ride, has installed more than 50 similar coasters in locations around the world including The Pipe, which opened in 2016 at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
“This activity positions perfectly within our planned vision for enhancing year round accessibility to our world class public recreation facilities,” stated Cypress Mountain Resort president Russell Chamberlain, who called the Coaster’s installation a “game-changing moment” for the resort. “The Mountain Coaster is the perfect centerpiece to build family focused recreational summer activity,” he said. [Source: North Shore News]
Your ticket includes the chair lift ride to get you to the top. Tickets are available now for $12-$29 with two ride packages available, with July 12th being the first day to book (as of time of publishing this post).