Revelstoke Mountain Resort is thrilled to be expanding summer operations for 2016 with the addition of North America’s very first Brandauer Mountain Coaster.
Starting at Revelation Lodge, the unique single-track coaster will travel 1.4 km and drop 279 vertical metres while speeding through ski runs, forest, and a tunnel, before ending up in the Village Plaza.
Unlike a typical roller coaster or the more common dual-rail mountain coasters, the Brandauer design features a monorail which is built close to the ground and simulates the thrill of downhill mountain biking as it travels up to 42 km/hr, with guests controlling their own speed.
“Our coasters have been a huge success in Europe, and we are excited to have the opportunity to install the first Brandauer mountain coaster in North America at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, where I believe the terrain of the lower mountain will perfectly complement our technology and create an amazing ride,” said Brandauer’s President, Josef Brandauer.
This attraction will be the newest addition to Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s exciting lineup of summer activities including Sightseeing via the Revelation Gondola, as well as Heli Adventures with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, offering exhilarating activities including sightseeing, hiking, alpine picnics, and biking.
Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, said this is another important step towards becoming a true four season resort.
“Revelstoke is a beautiful place in the summer and we jumped at the opportunity to bring in this unique attraction for visitors to the region,” said Nielsen. “I’m certain guests of all ages are going to have a blast speeding down the mountain, taking in unparalleled views on this one-of-a-kind coaster.”
Construction will be complete in spring 2016, and the coaster will be operational for the summer season.