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Mountain Coaster

The Mountain Coaster is currently closed until further notice.  Thank you for your patience. 

The Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort is a gravitational hybrid of an Alpine Slide and a Roller Coaster boasting a 1,300-foot uphill track while twisting, turning, dipping and rolling for 3,500 feet downhill over 350 vertical feet on the eastern side of Wisp Mountain. Guests ride in ‘coaster carts’ that hold up to two riders and regulate their own speed with a set of handbrakes on the side of each cart. A centrifugal braking system restricts the coaster cart’s downhill speed at approximately 28 mph.

Once aboard the coaster cart, a motorized pulley carries the cart uphill while the rider relaxes and takes in views of Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County below.  As the cart crests the track and the rider releases the automatic-brakes, gravity pulls the cart into the first turn among the woods of Wisp Mountain.  The rider has enough time to catch their breath and prepare for the first turn that is just inside the treeline of Chairlift #1.  Skiers, snowboarders and summer chairlift riders will be entertained by coaster-goers on turn #2.  The grade percent increases and the third and final turn, just above Boulder Ski Trail, is the most thrilling turn and brings out smiles, laughs and screams from most riders.  After a few rollers on a straight-away, riders enter the first of two back to back corkscrews.  The Mountain Coaster track finishes with more rollers, dips and turns to bring the carts back to the loading area with riders grinning and laughing. 

To ride the Mountain Coaster, children must be a minimum of 3 years old and at least 38" tall. Children 7 years old and under are only permitted to ride as a second passenger in the front seat of the sled and must be accompanied by a rider who is at least 16 years old and who exhibits the ability to operate the sled controls and seat belt. To ride alone in a sled, children must be at least 8 years old, at least 54” tall and must exhibit the ability to operate the brake levers safely. To ride double in a sled the driver or rear seat occupant must be 16 years old and must exhibit the ability to operate the brake levers safely.  In the case of two riders, the taller of the two must always ride in the rear seat. Two adults cannot ride as a double in one cart.


At the end of your Mountain Coaster ride is an automated camera to capture your coaster experience.  Be sure to stop by the photo booth after your ride to view your Mountain Coaster memory! Purchase photos inside the main Mountain Park building or online at www.wispphotos.com.

If you purchased a downloadable photo at www.wispphotos.com, have your 16 character photo ID ready.

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Mountain Coaster Rates 2022 Rates
 Single Rider  $24
 3 Ride Single  $59