Thredbo alpine coaster opens
Thredbo alpine coaster opens

Congratulations to Thredbo Ski Resort in Australia as they celebrate the opening of the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever year-round Alpine Coaster. The new coaster is .93 miles long and passengers will be able to control their speed of up to 25 mph as they cruise through a mix of uphill and downhill tracks featuring a tunnel, bridges, and circles. To ride the Alpine Coaster on your own you must be at least 8 years of age and over 4 feet 5 inches. For the kids aged 3 to 8, you have to ride with a responsible person over 15 years. Looks awesome!

Drivers must be:

  • 8 years and older.
  •  1.35m in height or taller.
  • physically able to maintain a seated position, operate brake levers, and use safety restraints. Drivers must be seated in the rear seat and keep both hands on the brake levers and be in a position to operate them at all times.
  • capable of understanding and obeying all verbal and written instructions
  • assigned a valid lift pass to access the Alpine Coaster

Passengers must be:

  • 3 years or older. Children aged 3 to 7 years may ride in two-seater sleds as a passenger with a responsible person aged 15 years and over.
  • shorter than driver.
  • physically able to maintain a seated position, hold onto front grab handle and use safety restraints. Passengers must keep their hands on the front grab handle at all times.
  • Assigned a valid lift pass to access the Alpine Coaster

Thredbo installed a webcam of the coaster so you can watch the action 24/7:

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