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What's the difference? P11: list of coasters in N. America
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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby Gav » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:05 am

If we're talking POVs, heres one I took of the tobbogan at the Plymouth Ski & Snowboard park in the UK:

It was fun because it was raining and I was the only one using it. A wet track means your back wheels are able to slide sideways a bit more easily in the turns, so you can corner faster with less fear of a spill.

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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby larrygator » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:25 pm

For those interested I have compiled a comprehensive list of Alpine/Mountain coasters in North America. I have included the opening year, approximate length of each coaster and the one time rider cost:

Wiegand Installations

HAITI
Labadee (Royal Caribbean) - opened 2009 - 2,230 feet

JAMAICA
Kingstn, Jamaica Mystic Mountain - opened 2008 - 2,495 feet

CANADA
Mont Saint Saveur, Quebec - opened 2009 - 3,540 feet - $10
Blue Mountain, Ontario "Ridge Runner" - opening Winter 2011 - 3,650 feet - price ?

US
Glenwood Springs, Colorado - opened 2005 - 3,200 feet - $9
Park City, Utah - opened 2006 - 3,980 feet - $20
Jiminy Peak, Hancock, Massachusetts - opened 2006 - 2,590 feet - $9
WISP, Maryland - opened 2007 - 3,000 feet - $10
Spirit Mountain, Duluth, Minnesota - opened 2010 - 3,200 feet - $8
Breckenridge, Colorado "Gold Runner" - opened 2010 - 2,345 feet - $15
Okemo, Vermont "Timber Ripper" - opened 2010 - 3,085 feet - $13
Mount Cranmore, North Conway, New Hampshire - opened 2010 - 2,395 feet - $9
Greek Peak Mountain, Cortland County, New York - opened June 2011 - 4,300 feet - $10

The proposed installation at Northstar at Tahoe, Nevada has been put on hold by the resort

Alpine Products is a new vendor that is building a version at Attitash Mountain in Bartlett, New Hampshire.
Opened December 2010 - 4,300 feet - $14

A big thanks to Larry Hays at Wiegand for his help in compiling the list.
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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby SharkTums » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:45 pm

Oh goody! I get to ride the most expensive one on the continent this Winter!

EDIT - Isn't the one in Labadee, Haiti also a Weigand?
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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby larrygator » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:46 pm

SharkTums wrote:Oh goody! I get to ride the most expensive one on the continent this Winter!

EDIT - Isn't the one in Labadee, Haiti also a Weigand?


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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby SharkTums » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:50 pm

^Yeah, just checked my photo...

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I think the Caribbean is part of North America so maybe we can add it to your list! I also believe there's one in Ocho Rios, Jamaica...I will do some research real fast to confirm.

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Yes the Jamaica one is also Wiegand, and the website claims it is 1000m long.
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Postby ernierocker » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:44 pm

Hmm, I wonder if Dylan will be old enough by then to ride these next October. Can't wait!
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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby SharkTums » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:02 pm

^Almost everywhere else, yes...but Royal Caribbean has a strict age limit of 5 years old. :(

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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby larrygator » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:12 pm

Little Miss Know it All Elissa is correct again. :butt: Not only are Jamaica and Haiti both part of North America but both coasters are from Wiegand.

All Wiegand installations are listed here:
http://www.wiegandslide.com/references-alpine-coaster+M509389a7871.html

Wiegand Mountain Coasters are currently installed in 32 countries.
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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby Groteslurf » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:29 am

^Very interesting.

The one at Fort Fun is 'only' 1250 meters long but it seemed MUCH longer. So I now definitely want to ride those of +3000 meters.

Anybody ever been on the following one ?
Hasenhorn
Carrier: Bergwildpark Steinwasen, Adolf Braun, 79674 Todtnau
Year of construction: 2004
Length: 2700 m
Uplift system: chairlift

I'm a bit confused about the length & the uplift system mentioning 'chairlift'.
When I see on the park's website, they do have an alpine coaster (actually they announce 2 of them) so I guess that is the Wiegand. But they also mention that both of the rides are 800 meters long. I noticed the park is not that far away from Europapark so I'm very interested to find out more about that ride, if they have an alpine coaster of 2700 meters long.

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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby DATman » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:20 am

I love the one in Park City. I rode it a few times because it was right next to my hotel, and it was a ton of fun. The twin alpine slides were also a treat.

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