The UK’s first alpine coaster is coming to Snowdonia National Park

This summer, Zip World will be opening the first alpine coaster which will take thrill-seekers through the stunning woodland mountains of the park. Riders can enjoy speeds of up to 25mph and will feature steep descents down mountain terrain and bordering just 1.5m away from trees. Starting in the heart of the woodland, visitors will be strapped into a sledge with simple controls, meaning visitors can take control of the speed. Control systems will ensure that each sledge is kept a safe distance from each other, as well as enforcing a maximum speed. Sean Taylor, Zip World co-founder said: “The Alpine Coaster is a gravity driven ride with toboggan cars on elevated tracks running through the existing trees at Zip World Fforest. “The course will be over 1 kilometre long and will give families and adventure seekers the ultimate thrill, descending through the trees overlooking the beautiful Conwy Valley. “The experience will allow children as young as four, accompanied by adults, to enjoy this unique experience, using state of the art equipment that can take up to two people at a time. “This all-weather experience is an adventure for everyone, with a 500 metre uplift and no skill required to run the 1km of rails back down. Furthermore participants are harnessed into a fully integrated safety system within their toboggan, where the rider can control their speed, even descending with no brake at all.” When riding at the highest point, you will be 5 metres above the ground. The 35 sledges will be able to handle 250 riders an hour, either on their own or in pairs.  The Fforest Coaster will offer its passengers three rides for £15 for people aged nine years and above or £7.50 for under nines. Zip World has a number of fun-filled activities including Velocity, Caverns, Titan, Bounce Below, Treetop Net and Fforest Skyride. It serves as the perfect family day out and is only a short distance from out holiday parks. The alpine coaster will be available to ride on May 10th 2017.   Snowdonia serves as the perfect location for a family day out and is a great all weather attraction. Challenge yourself and make Snowdonia your next trip for endless fun and a great way explore what North Wales has to offer. Whether you are taking a stroll past lakes and mountain peaks or experiencing the amazing activities of Zip World; Snowdonia offers something for everyone to enjoy.Do you want to be close to the adventure? Our holiday homes for sale, Ruthin are only a short drive from Zip World and the Snowdonia National Park. Image credit: William Hook under Creative Commons

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