Sunday, November 4, 2007 1:41 AM
I finally got around to posting an old video I acquired from a friend many years back, of what use to be the world's longest Alpine Coaster located at Cascade Mountain Ski Resort in Portage, Wisconsin.
I guess you would call this ride an early predecessor to the current style Alpine Coasters although maybe not as thrilling.
The video was taken back in the 1970's or early 80's but I am trying to find out the year this ride opened and the year it closed.
If anybody has any additional information to share about this forgotten ride I'd love to know more!
Sunday, November 4, 2007 9:35 AM
Isn't that what people call an Alpine Slide? I really don't know, but that looks a lot different than the Alpine Coaster I rode at Wisp Resort. Cool video though. I espscialy like the cheesey 70's music. ;) *** Edited 11/4/2007 2:37:01 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***
Sunday, November 4, 2007 9:43 AM
Jason, the Alpine Slides tracks are concaved (like a Flying Turns) and built in the ground. Unlike the slides thhe individual cars on this ride were locked to the track (according to the one person I know who rode this).
You might say this is a cross between an Alpine Slide & Alpine Coaster although the resort called it a coaster.
Yeh, the cheesy 70's music came from one of our favorite movie soundtracks....LOL.
Sunday, November 4, 2007 1:08 PM
Wow thanks for posting this. I remember when I was very young my father brought me a brochure of one these from a place in upstate New York. It was a very cloudy memory I had from childhood and I'd never seen it since.
I was am still am a big Alpine Slide freak. Since Alpine Slides are starting to go extinct, I'm sure this one never had much of a chance. Never got to go one one of these but it looks like a lot of fun.
Sunday, November 4, 2007 1:24 PM
I was unaware the slides were going extinct. But, even if that is the case, it could be that over time, the alpine coasters may take their place.
Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:13 AM
Any coasterbuzzers ever ride one of these? Can't seem to find any info about this at all. There was a similar one at the defunct Mount Whittier ski area in New Hampshire from and old bruchure picture in a book. So there was at least two of them in North America. The ride in swampfoxer's video looks fun and those drops are pretty damn steep. Would love to know more about this or to hear from anyone that has been on one.