(WBIR-Gatlinburg) There will soon be a new way to zoom down the mountain at Ober Gatlinburg.
Best known as East Tennessee's only ski resort, officials at Ober Gatlinburg announced Friday plans for a new year-round attraction-- the ADG Mountain Coaster, which will open in Fall 2014.
According to the press release, "the mountain coaster will depart near the Tubing Park and begin with a tranquil uphill ride through woods that border the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Once at the top, riders will be whisked down adrenaline pumping turns, dips, zigs, zags, corkscrews and G-force action adventures."
The ride will last about 5 1/2 minutes, and will be family-friendly. Guests can set their own pace on the downhill trek, determining just how fast they want to go.
Ober also promises comfort as well as safety-- the coaster is designed with a built-in collision avoidance and seatbelt monitoring system.