Alpine Slide Big Bear revealed its latest year-round attraction, the first and only mountain coaster in California, Mineshaft Coaster. This family-friendly thrill ride is built directly into the mountainside and allows riders the freedom to control the speed of the ride.
The Mineshaft Coaster carts, which can accommodate one or two riders, are equipped with a side-lever that allows the rider to accelerate to max speeds of 30 mph. Just like a roller coaster, this new mountain coaster has steep drops, rollers, dips, twists, turns, tunnels, bridges and 360-degree corkscrews.
“It’s the perfect remedy for families that have been cooped up for months,” said Alpine Slide Big Bear Manager Julie Eubanks. “We anticipate lots of pent-up up demand for a thrill ride of this caliber.” Alpine Slide continues to follow all CDC guidelines.
Visitors to Alpine Slide Big Bear can also enjoy the double waterslide, the Soaring Eagle ride, a go-kart track, an 18-hole miniature golf course and the Alpine Slide ride, a scenic bobsled experience.
Mineshaft Coaster operates daily through June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Starting June 5, the ride will shift to summer hours, open daily from 10 a.m. to 6p.m. For more information visit Alpine Slide Big Bear’s website.