The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the vision of owners Josef Gombert and Jessica Seitz. They say it is the longest downhill ride in the United States.
The couple from Germany decided Pigeon Forge would be the perfect location for the ride that is popular in Europe.
Frequently asked Questions:
Q: Is there a height requirement to ride?
A: The height requirement to ride alone is 56 inches. If riding along, the height requirement is 38 inches while the person controlling the sled has to be 56 inches tall and not younger than 16 years.
Q: Is there a weight requirement?
A: Each sled can hold up to 375 Pounds in dry conditions and 330 Pounds in wet weather conditions. Therefore the weight limit per sled is 375 (or 330) Pounds while each sled can be occupied by one or two
Q: How long does it take to do the ride?
A: The circuit is over one mile long and it takes about 7-8 minutes to complete.
Q: Do you stay open in rain?
A: Yes! We sure can operate during rain and even snow. For safety we do close during thunderstorms and heavy rains, though.
Q: What is the Maximum Speed I can go?
A: Our sleds can go to a Maximum Speed of 27 mph before the Speed control will slow them to the proper Speed.