The NEW Canyon Coaster – Everything you need to know
Everything you need to know about the NEW Canyon Coaster!
The NEW Canyon Coaster – Everything you need to know!
Red Deer’s Canyon Ski Hill is now fun ALL YEAR ROUND! Canyon Ski Hill announced in the Spring that they were building Alberta’s first and only Alpine Coaster. Canyon Ski Hill is located in Red Deer County, just 10 minutes east of the city of Red Deer. The coaster is officially opened on Friday, August 5, 2022.
Soar down the Luge track as you weave in and out of the ski slope and forest trails on the Brand-New Canyon Alpine Coaster! This Coaster reaches over 1300 meters in length with a total 440-foot vertical drop! For all the information check out their website: www.canyonski.ca/coaster
It is recommended to pre-purchase your tickets ahead of time online. Click here to purchase tickets.
Tourism Red Deer Tip: being able to ride it more than once was great. The first time down the coaster you can figure out the brakes and see how fast it goes. The second time down, you can go faster because you know what to expect.
Walk-up tickets may be purchased depending on availability each day. It is recommended to secure your spot by purchasing in advance. You will be emailed a copy of your online order. There is a barcode on the emailed receipt that will be scanned at our guest services ticket window. That is where you will be given your wristbands for the day.
Must be 8 years of age or older, and 4′ 1″ or taller to ride alone. The maximum weight capacity per cart is 260lbs. Minimum of 16 years of age to ride with a passenger in the cart. Passengers must be 3 to 12 years old and a minimum of 3′2″ tall. Passengers must be no taller than the driver’s shoulders. No upper height limit on single riders. The Pipe isn’t recommended for people with existing neck or back injuries, or people who don’t have the dexterity or grip strength to operate the brake. It is also not recommended for pregnant women as the seat belt is secured tightly across the hips.
Unfortunately, the coaster cannot operate in heavy rain. In the event of closure due to heavy rain, their guest services team will be in contact to reschedule.
When you arrive at Canyon’s main Red Gate, you will see signage instructing you to take the immediate left fork toward the Coasters parking lot. Park and follow the signs to grab your wristbands.
Then take the beautiful nature walk over to the Coaster que prior to your Coaster time-window start time. There is a roughly 10-minute walk from the ticket window to the Coaster loading area.
Tourism Red Deer Tip: If you are on the shorter side or have a bad back, ask the ride attendant for a detachable back pillow.
What to Expect
Hold on tight and get ready for a thrilling ride down the Canyon. Riders use their own brake, so they can control the speed and safely reach up to 40 km per hour winding down the twists and turns of the track down into the Canyon. The ride down is roughly 2-3 minutes. To have an idea of what to expect, see the point-of-view videos below:
Riders stay in the cart on the way back up the Canyon and this takes roughly 10 minutes. It is a nice and relaxing experience after the thrilling ride down. After your ride, if you pre-booked another ride, you can go again. If not, you can exit the ride and head back to the ticketing area for yummy treats and refreshments.
Food and Drink
Stay for some refreshments, check out the menu below. Grab a bite to eat, have a refreshing drink and take in the gorgeous views of the Red Deer River and the beautiful valley.
You can view and purchase your coaster photos in the photo tent located near the ticket counter.