Timber Twister Alpine Coaster, Spirit Mountain (2023 Guide)

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota, lies an exciting and thrilling attraction for adventure seekers of all ages: the Timber Twister Alpine Coaster.

With a length of 3,200 feet, the Timber Twister is the longest alpine coaster in the state and offers a unique and exhilarating experience to those who dare to take on its twists and turns.

Whether you are a seasoned slider or a first-time rider, the Timber Twister promises a fun-filled adventure that will leave you breathless and wanting more.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this alpine coaster, then you’ve come to the right place!

We provide everything you need to know so keep reading to find out more.

Timber Twister Alpine Coaster


How Long Is the Timber Twister Alpine Coaster?

Reaching a speed of up to 26 mp/h (42 km/h), the Timber Twister Alpine Coaster is 3,200 ft (975m) in length and offers riders an exhilarating ride with multiple 360-degree loops, twists and turns as it makes its way down the mountain.

You can expect a total ride time of about 2 minutes from top to bottom, depending on your speed.

This is followed by a cable-pulled ascent back to the starting point.

Riders can travel alone or with a partner and have complete control of their speed while enjoying the amazing views of Duluth.

Took my two daughters on this some years ago and it was a blast! They were both a little apprehensive at first but once they road it I couldn’t keep them off it. Extremely enjoyable!

What is An Alpine Coaster?

If you’re unfamiliar with alpine coasters (also known as mountain coasters), then check out the post we wrote.

Mountain or alpine coasters are essentially 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 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 mountain 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, mountain coasters are equipped with a manual brake which enables riders to adjust the speed of their descent.

This unique feature of mountain coasters 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 mountain coasters is that no prior experience or training is necessary. You can just jump in and enjoy the ride.

Timber Twister Alpine Coaster Video

One of the great things about alpine coasters is that a lot of people have filmed their experience.

These videos give you an opportunity to “experience” the ride before you go on it.

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!

Or how about this one for a different perspective..

How Much Does the Timber Twister Alpine Coaster Cost?

At the time of writing, the cost to ride the Timber Twister Alpine Coaster was as follows:


The 10-pack can be used for a ride on the mountain coaster, zip-line, scenic chair lift and jumping pillow.

All tickets can be purchased online here.

Timber Twister Alpine Coaster Operating Hours

The Timber Twister operating hours for the current summer season are as follows:

DateDay of the WeekOpening Time
May 26 – June 25Fri – Sun10:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 26 – September 3Thur – Mon10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Operating hours are subject to change based on weather, mechanical or other issues.

The most up-to-date operating hours for the Timber Twister Alpine Coaster can be found on the official website here.

Height, Age and Other Requirements

The key height and age restrictions to participate in this ride are listed below:

  • Children must be at least 3 years old and 38″ (97cm) tall.
  • The minimum height for single riders is 54″ (137cm).
  • If there are two people riding together, the minimum height for the passenger is 38″ (97cm) and the driver must be at least 54″ (137cm) and 16 years or older.
  • The maximum weight per cart is 375 lbs (170kg) in dry conditions and 330 lbs (150kg) in wet conditions.
  • All riders must keep their feet inside the cart at all times.
  • Bags, backpacks, cameras, water bottles or any other loose items are not allowed on the mountain coaster.

Location and Direction

The Timber Twister Alpine Coaster is located at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota.

Address: 9540 West Skyline Parkway, Duluth, MN.

A map of the Timber Twister Alpine Coaster is provided below:

Parking is free and there are a limited number of camper, RV, and trailer parking available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact information and website
All the relevant contact information, opening times and online ticket purchases can be found on the website here.

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