Who/What Kind of Coaster Is This?

Monday, March 29, 2004 4:19 PM
For how potentially unsafe they are... there's a whole freakin bunch of them. Geise alone has slides in all of the following places according to their website:

Attitash Bear Peak, NH
Breckenridge, CO
Bromley Resort, VT
Chestnut Mountain Resort, IL
Durango Mountain Resort, CO
Heritage Square Alpine Action, CO
Jiminy Peak Resort, MA
Kentucky Action Park, KY
Killington (Pico), VT
Lutsen Mountains, MN
Magic Mountain, CA
Mount Hood Skibowl, OR
Ober Gatlinburg, TN
Park City Mountain Resort, UT
President's Slide, Mt. Rushmore, SD
Seven Springs Resort, PA
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, UT - New Opened Labor Day 2003!
Snow King Resort, WY
Steamboat Ski & Resort, CO
Stowe Mountain Resort, VT
Wild Mountain Resort, MN
Winter Park Resort, CO

My guess would be that at all of those places they make you sign a waiver of sorts to prevent any frivolous lawsuits from sue happy clientele. I mean, they're not all that hard to fall out of and injure yourself on... I've been at 7 Springs with friends who've gotten their arms (legs, body...) torn up from not using their brake handle quite enough, and it ain't pretty. Perhaps they view it like skiing & boarding; you can't really injure yourself worse or more easily on a slide than skiing or boarding. Those are the only ways I can think of to explain why there's so many of them operating at such major resorts around the country. That and the fact that they're a freakin blast,

-BB (proud supporter of the alpine slide)

*** Edited 3/29/2004 9:21:16 PM UTC by BBSpeed26***

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