Imst, a small town in the Tyrol region of Austria, is home to the Imst Alpine Coaster. It is one of the longest alpine coasters in the world!
If you’re interested in finding out more about this alpine coaster, then you have come to the right place.
This guide features everything you need to know about riding the Imst Alpine Coaster, including insider tips and advice, so keep reading to find out more.
It should come as no surprise that we think alpine coasters are one of the best activities that you can do.
These rides combine the thrill of a high-speed roller coaster with some of the most beautiful locations in the world.
How Long Is the Imst Alpine Coaster?
Reaching a speed of up to 40km/h (25 mp/h), the Imst Alpine Coaster is 3,535m (11,598 ft) in length and offers riders an exhilarating ride down the mountain.
With a total vertical drop of 500m (1,640 ft), the ride includes multiple 360-degree loops, twists and turns as it makes its way down into the valley.
The ride starts at an altitude of 1,500m (4,921 ft) and with a total ride time of 6 minutes, this is an impressive alpine coaster.
To put this ride into context, the Cliffside Mountain Coaster is the longest alpine coaster in the USA with a total length of 2,316 m (7,600 ft).
The Imst Alpine Coaster is almost 1,000m (3,280ft) longer!
What Is An Alpine Coaster?
If you’re unfamiliar with alpine coasters (also known as mountain coasters), check out the post we wrote.
Alpine or mountain coasters are essentially gravity-powered roller coasters that use the natural contours of a mountain to provide riders with a thrilling downhill ride experience.
Alpine coasters are a fantastic activity that the whole family can enjoy. However, given the nature of this ride, there are age and height restrictions that apply, these have been detailed below.
A great feature of alpine coasters is that they offer the option of two seats. This is great for parents with children that are too young to go on the ride alone.
In addition, alpine coasters are equipped with a manual brake which enables riders to adjust the speed of their descent.
This unique feature allows riders to have greater control of their experience.
If things get a bit too fast for your liking you can apply the brake, if you’re more of the daredevil type then you can leave the brake untouched for maximum speed.
Another great feature of alpine coasters is that no prior experience or training is necessary. You can just jump in and enjoy the ride.
Imst Alpine Coaster – Video
One of the great things about mountain coasters is that a lot of people have filmed their experiences.
This gives you the opportunity to “experience” the ride before you go on it.
The Imst Alpine Coaster starts directly next to the mid-terminal of the Imster Bergbahnen lift at an altitude of 1,500m.
It doesn’t take long before you begin to experience the steep turns, twists and “jumps” of this fantastic ride.
The video below gives you a first-person view of what you can expect from start to finish on the Imst Alpine Coaster.
It really is the perfect combination of an adrenaline rush and nature.
If you happen to be in the area then this is an activity to add to your “to-do list”.
We suggest doing this ride early in the morning to avoid crowds – it can get busy, particularly during the peak summer season.
How Much Does the Imst Alpine Coaster Cost?
At the time of writing, the costs to ride the Imst Alpine Coaster (per person) were as follows:
|Alpine Coaster (1 ride)||€ 7,60||€ 7,60||€ 10,50|
|Alpine Coaster (3 rides)||€ 21,70||€ 21,70||€ 29,90|
|Alpine Coaster (10 rides)||€ 68,40||€ 68,40||€ 94,50|
|Alpine Coaster + Lift (1 ride)||€ 7,60||€ 13,20||€ 17,60|
|Alpine Coaster + Lift (3 rides)||€ 21.70||€ 37,60||€ 50,20|
|Alpine Coaster + Lift (10 rides)||€ 68.40||€ 118.80||€ 158,40|
Height, Age and Other Rider Requirements
The key height and age restrictions to ride the Imst Alpine Coaster are listed below:
- Children must be at least 3 years old.
- The minimum age for single riders is 8 years or older and the rider must be at least 125cm (49″) tall.
- If there are two people riding together, the person driving the cart must be at least 14 years or older.
- Two people are allowed in the cart, except when it is raining.
- Individuals weighing more than 110 kg (242 lbs) must ride alone.
- The ride is not safe for pregnant women.
Imst Alpine Coaster Operating Hours
The Imst Alpine Coaster operates in both summer and winter, with each season providing a unique experience.
The operating hours for summer 2023 are outlined below:
|Date||Open Days||Opening Time|
|28 April – 1 May 2023||Friday – Monday||9.30 am to 5.00 pm|
|4 May – 21 May 2023||Thursday – Sunday||9.30 am to 5.00 pm|
|25 May – 8 October 2023||Daily||9.30 am to 5.00 pm|
|12 October – 5 November 2023||Thursday – Sunday||9.30 am to 5.00 pm|
Contact Details and Other Information
The official website can be found here.
+43 4512 66322
Map and Directions
The location of the Imst Alpine Coaster can be found on the map below:
Before You Go..
If you’re looking for another alpine coaster ride in Austria then make sure you check out the Mieders Alpine Coaster.
With a total length of 2,800 m (9,186 ft) and a ride time of about 5 minutes, this is a ride you don’t want to miss!