Cypress Mountain Resort is extremely pleased to announce the installation of a Mountain Coaster gravity thrill ride scheduled to open in the summer of 2021. Phase one of the construction schedule is already underway and phase two will take place after the upcoming 2020/21 winter season.
Cypress Mountain has made significant investment in our facilities over recent years, notably continued expansion of snow making coverage, upgrades in more sustainable night lighting, and our new “Lights to the Lodge” snowshoe experience.
The new Mountain Coaster demonstrates our continued commitment to enhance active public recreation opportunities at the Resort with particularly focus on the summer months. The Mountain Coaster is suitable and great fun for all ages and physical capabilities – young tots can even experience the thrill riding in the lap of an adult!
The Mountain Coaster ride will take off from the top of Eagle Express Quad Chair on Black Mountain and travel over 1700 metres with 279 meters of vertical drop. Riders can safely reach thrilling speeds of up to 40 km per hour winding down the track with forested vistas and exciting bends in the track.
The Coaster is being fabricated by Austrian manufacturer Sunkid, a world leader in providing family adventure attractions around the world. The Sunkid ride features a low to the ground single-track design with backrest carts equipped with a hand brake, which allows each rider to control their own speed.
“Our coasters have been a huge success in Europe, and we are excited to have the opportunity to install one at Cypress Mountain in beautiful West Vancouver, British Columbia. The terrain on the slopes of Black Mountain will perfectly complement our technology and create an amazing ride,” said Sunkid’s CEO, Emanuel Wohlfarter.
Russell Chamberlain, President of Cypress Mountain Resort, said the installation of the Mountain Coaster is a game changing moment for the resort. “This activity positions perfectly within our planned vision for enhancing year round accessibility to our world class public recreation facilities“, said Russell. “The Mountain Coaster is the perfect centerpiece to build family focused recreational summer activity – “The Coaster” will be great for all ages!“