The Park City Mountain Resort is home to Utah’s longest mountain coaster – the Park City Mountain Coaster.
This gravity-powered mountain coaster is a great activity for the whole family!
So if you’re looking for more information on the Park City Mountain Coaster then you have come to the right place!
In this article, we provide a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to experience this one-of-a-kind attraction so keep reading to find out more.
- Park City Mountain Coaster – What to Expect
- How Long is the Park City Mountain Coaster?
- How Fast is the Park City Mountain Coaster?
- What is a Mountain Coaster?
- Operating Hours
- Rider Requirements
- Location and How To Get There
- Frequently Asked Questions
Park City Mountain Coaster – What to Expect
The Park City Mountain Coaster forms part of Park City Mountain’s Adventure Park and is one of the most popular rides during the summer season.
The ride starts with a slow cable-pull ascent to the top of the mountain. This is a great way to take in the views and prepare yourself for the ride ahead.
Make sure to look up and watch your fellow thrill-seekers on the Ziprider!
As you reach the top the mountain coaster takes a turn to the right and begins its journey down the mountain.
It takes a little while for the momentum to build up but once it gets going you’re in for a thrilling ride!
The combination of adrenaline rush and incredible scenery make this a one-of-a-kind ride and one that we’re sure you’ll be going back for more.
Been on a few Alpine Coasters. This one did not disappoint. My son and I both enjoyed this one. It’s a fun ride from beginning to end. Highly recommend.Trip Advisor
How Long is the Park City Mountain Coaster?
Reaching a speed of up to 25mp/h (40km/h), the Park City Mountain Coaster is more than a mile (1,600m) long and offers riders an exhilarating ride with multiple 360-degree loops, twists and turns as it winds its way down the mountain.
The total ride time from top to bottom is approximately 2 minutes.
This is a good downhill time and is what you would expect on most mountain coasters.
How Fast is the Park City Mountain Coaster?
The Park City Mountain Coaster can reach a maximum speed of 25 mp/h (40 km/h).
As a safety feature, this mountain coaster has an automatic braking system or speed restrictor that prevents the carts from going over the maximum speed.
In addition, this mountain coaster is fitted with a manual brake that lets riders control the speed of their descent.
If 25 mp/h (40 km/h) is too fast for you, you can slow the ride down to a speed that feels more comfortable.
The brake levers are located on either side of the cart. You pull them back to engage the brakes.
It doesn’t take long to get the hang of it and before you know it you’ll be cruising down the mountain.
What is a Mountain Coaster?
If you’re unfamiliar with mountain coasters (also known as alpine coasters), check out the post we wrote.
Mountain or alpine coasters are gravity-powered roller coasters that use the natural contours of a mountain to provide riders with a thrilling downhill ride experience.
Mountain coasters are a great activity that the whole family can enjoy. However, given the nature of this ride, there are some age and height restrictions that apply.
In addition, mountain coasters are equipped with a manual brake, enabling riders to adjust their descent speed.
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.
And finally, no prior experience or training is necessary. You can just jump in and enjoy the ride.
Park City Mountain Coaster Video
One of the great things about mountain coasters is that a lot of people have filmed their experiences.
We’ve selected two videos of the Park City Mountain Coaster for you to view below.
These videos give you an opportunity to “experience” the ride before you go on it.
The video below gives you a first-person view of what you can expect from start to finish on the Park City Mountain Coaster.
One thing to be aware of though is that point-of-view videos can be a bit misleading.
The wide-angled lens makes the drops shallower and the ride seems way slower than it is in real life.
They provide a good idea of what the ride looks like but only real-world experience tells you how they feel.
So get out there and try it for yourself!
To make things even more interesting we’ve added a video below of the Park City Mountain Coaster in winter.
If you’re thinking about enjoying this ride in winter make sure you dress warmly as the wind chills at 25 mp/h (40 km/h) can be pretty extreme!
The mountain coaster is known to close during heavy snowfall.
If you’re unsure, we recommend contacting the ticket office (contact details below) to see if the coaster is operating.
How Much Does the Park City Mountain Coaster Cost?
At the time of writing, the cost to ride the Park City Mountain Coaster is as follows:
|Mountain Coaster Single Ride (54″ or taller)||$36.00|
|Mountain Coaster Single Ride Passenger (38″ – 53″)||$18.00|
|Double Play Single Ride (Mountain Coaster + Alpine Slide) (54″ or taller)||$56.00|
Guests 54″ (137cm) or taller may ride alone or with another rider.
If both riders are 54″ (137cm) or taller then they must both purchase a Mountain Coaster Single Ride (54″ or taller) ticket.
In summer, you also have the option to purchase a Double Play ticket.
This ticket allows one ride on the Mountain Coaster and one on the Park City Alpine Slide.
Both rides must be completed on the same day.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the Park City Mountain Village ticket windows during operating hours.
Park City Mountain Coaster Operating Hours
At the time of writing, the summer operating hours for the Park City Mountain Coaster, which is located at the Adventure Park are as follows:
|June 16 – September 4||Monday – Sunday||10:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|September 5 – October 1||Thursday – Sunday||11:00 am – 6:00 pm|
We also recommend checking the official website here for the latest opening times.
The key height and age restrictions to participate in this ride are listed below:
- Children must be at least 3 years old and 38″ (97 cm) tall.
- The minimum height for single riders is 54″ (137 cm).
- If there are two people riding together, the minimum height for the passenger is 38″ (96cm) and the driver must be at least 54″ (137cm) and 16 years or older.
- The maximum weight per cart is 375 lbs (170kg).
- No bags, backpacks, purses, fanny packs or any item with a strap may be taken on the Mountain Coater for safety reasons. Day lockers are available in the Village.
Location and How To Get There
The Park City Mountain Coaster is located at the Park City Mountain Resort in Utah.
Directions to the Park City Mountain Resort can be found on the map below:
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the Park City Alpine Coaster?
Reaching a speed of up to 25mp/h (40km/h), the Park City Mountain Coaster is more than a mile (1,600m) long.
The total ride downhill ride time is about 2 minutes.
Mountain and alpine coasters are fitted with a manual brake so you are able to control the speed of your descent.
Is the Park City Mountain Coaster open in winter?
The Park City Mountain Coaster is open in both summer and winter.
However, winter operations are subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.
If you’re looking for an alternative activity during the summer months then make sure you also check out the Park City Alpine Slide.
At over 3,000 feet, it is one of the longest alpine slides in the world!
How old do you have to be to go on the Park City alpine coaster?
The minimum age to ride the Park City Alpine Coaster is 3 years old. To drive a passenger you must be at least 16 years old.
There is no age limit to ride alone but you need to be at least 54″ (137 cm) tall.
What is the weight limit on the Park City alpine coaster?
The maximum combined weight limit for the Park City Alpine Coaster is 375 lbs (170kg).