Alpine coasters are becoming a popular way to experience the beauty of the mountains. If you’re looking for a new, exciting way to see the Smoky Mountains, the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is for you! Here’s what you need to know:
What is the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge TN?
The alpine coaster in Pigeon Forge TN is the longest downhill ride in the United States, with over 1 mile of track. Plus, it’s so easy to ride! You simply take a seat, control your speed and enjoy the thrill of riding down the mountainside.
Are there any requirements for riding the Alpine Coaster?
There are a few requirements for the alpine coaster in Pigeon Forge.
To ride alone:
- Must be at least 56 inches tall
- Maximum height is 84 inches (7 feet) tall
To ride along with someone:
- Must be at least 38 inches tall
- Person controlling the sled has to be at least 56 inches tall and at least 16 years old.
Each sled can hold up to 375lbs. in dry weather and 330lbs. in rainy conditions.
How long is the ride on the Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge TN?
The ride will take you over a mile down the mountainside. It also operates in rain and snow, so you really don’t have to miss the ride throughout your vacation.
How fast does the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster go?
The top speed on the mountain coaster is 27mph. There is a speed control that will slow you to the speed of your choice.
What are we supposed to wear to ride the coaster?
The great thing about the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is that there’s not a specific dress code. So, when you’re out and about on your vacation, you can stop in any time! We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes, but the coaster ride is a smooth, downhill adventure, so you don’t have to be dressed specifically.
When is the best time to ride the alpine coaster?
Of course, any time of year is a great time to experience the Smoky Mountains! Each season has it’s perks. If you visit in the spring and summer, you will see the bright greenery and may even see some wildflowers during your ride. In the fall, you can see the fall colors as they change from deep green to bright reds, yellows and oranges. Then, in the winter months, it’s great to ride when the trees are covered up with snow!
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When you’re planning your vacation to Pigeon Forge, take a look at some of our other favorite Pigeon Forge attractions for your getaway.