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Video: Here's what it's like to ride this thrilling 'mountain coaster' at Cypress Mountain Resort

It travels over 1700 metres with 279 metres of vertical drop down the mountainside
 The Eagle Coaster travels over 1700 metres with 279 meters of vertical drop down the mountainside at Vancouver's Cypress Mountain Resort. Photo: Mountain Coaster by Sunkid

Looking for a thrilling adventure in the mountains this summer?

While you might not be able to hit the snowy slopes this July and August, Cypress Mountain Resort offers an adrenaline-fuelled alpine adventure that is perfect for the sunny season. 

Over a year in the making, The Eagle Coaster travels over 1700 metres with 279 meters of vertical drop down the mountainside, but it is suitable for all ages and physical capabilities.

Riders can safely reach speeds of up to 40 km per hour winding down the track with forested vistas and exciting bends in the track.

The Eagle Coaster 

The Coaster was fabricated by Austrian manufacturer Sunkid - a world leader in providing family adventure attractions around the world. The Sunkid ride features a low to the ground single-track design with backrest carts equipped with a hand brake, which allows each rider to control their own speed.

"Our coasters have been a huge success in Europe, and we are excited to have the opportunity to install one at Cypress Mountain in beautiful West Vancouver, British Columbia. The terrain on the slopes of Black Mountain will perfectly complement our technology and create an amazing ride," said Sunkid's CEO, Emanuel Wohlfarter.

Ages three to seven must be a minimum of 96 cm (3'2") tall and be accompanied by an adult.  People ages eight and up who are a minimum of 124 cm (4' 1") tall can pay $32 for one ride. The recommended two-ride option costs $55. 

Ticket prices include a chairlift ride up to the top of the attraction. All dates and hours of operation are weather and conditions permitting.

The soaring mountaintop attraction opened to the public in July 2021 and several visitors have shared their experiences on social media. Have a look at some of the videos and images of the coaster.