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North Carolina’s First Alpine Coaster Set to Open Next Month

Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster, NorthCarolina's very first Alpine coaster, isset to open in the coming weeks. It promises to be one of the coolestexperiences the state has to offer. It navigates the rugged hills of the BlueRidge Mountains, offering scenic viewsof the surrounding countryside. Riders can control how fast or slowtheir two-person toboggan-like sledgoes—up to 27 miles per hour. There are reportedly three "near-360°" turns, but no significant drops. Barring any delays, the coastershould open by mid-February.

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