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Mountain coaster to be built at Cypress

The Pike Mountain Coaster at Revelstoke Mountain. FILE PHOTO
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Revelstoke Mountain Resort - Ian Houghton
September 22, 2020 - 1:03 PM

Move over Revelstoke, another B.C. ski resort will soon have a mountain coaster of its own.

Cypress Mountain Resort in West Vancouver recently announced a new mountain coaster will be opening at its location in 2021.

The coaster features 1.7 kilometres of track, 272 vertical metres and can reach speeds up to 40 km an hour, according to the resort's announcement.

The coaster ride will take off from the top of Eagle Express Quad Chair on Black Mountain. Riders can safely reach thrilling speeds of up to 40 km winding down the track with forested vistas and bends in the track.

The coaster is being fabricated by Austrian manufacturer Sunkid which will feature a low to the ground single-track design with backrest carts equipped with a hand brake, so riders can control their own speed, according to the announcement.

"This activity positions perfectly within our planned vision for enhancing year round accessibility to our world class public recreation facilities... The Mountain Coaster is the perfect centerpiece to build family focused recreational summer activity," said Russell Chamberlain, president of Cypress Mountain Resort.

Revelstoke's Pipe Mountain Coaster allows users to ride 279 metres down the track which begins with a drop into a tunnel and ends with a ride into the Resort Village. It reaches speeds up to 42 km/hr.

READ MORE: Riding the rail at Revelstoke Mountain Resort


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