SOURCE: Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

September 10, 2015 13:31 ET

North America's First Brandauer Mountain Coaster Coming to Revelstoke Mountain Resort

REVELSTOKE, BC--(Marketwired - September 10, 2015) - Revelstoke Mountain Resort is thrilled to be expanding summer operations for 2016 with the addition of North America's very first Brandauer Mountain Coaster.

Starting at Revelation Lodge, the unique single-track coaster will travel 1.4 km and drop 279 vertical metres while speeding through ski runs, forest, and a tunnel, before ending up in the Village Plaza.

Unlike a typical roller coaster or the more common dual-rail mountain coasters, the Brandauer design features a monorail which is built close to the ground and simulates the thrill of downhill mountain biking as it travels up to 42 km/hr, with guests controlling their own speed.

"Our coasters have been a huge success in Europe, and we are excited to have the opportunity to install the first Brandauer mountain coaster in North America at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, where I believe the terrain of the lower mountain will perfectly complement our technology and create an amazing ride," said Brandauer's President, Josef Brandauer.

This attraction will be the newest addition to Revelstoke Mountain Resort's exciting lineup of summer activities including Sightseeing via the Revelation Gondola, as well as Heli Adven­tures with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, offering exhilarating activities including sightseeing, hiking, alpine picnics, and biking.

Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, said this is another important step towards becoming a true four season resort.

"Revelstoke is a beautiful place in the summer and we jumped at the opportunity to bring in this unique attraction for visitors to the region," said Nielsen. "I'm certain guests of all ages are going to have a blast speeding down the mountain, taking in unparalleled views on this one-of-a-kind coaster."

Construction will be complete in spring 2016, and the coaster will be operational for the summer season.

About RMR
Since 2007, Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) has offered the most vertical in North America at 1,713 metres (5,620 ft.) of lift-accessed terrain, 3,121 acres of fall line skiing, 2 high alpine bowls, and 65 named runs, including legendary glades and phenomenal groomers. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is also the only resort worldwide to offer lift, cat, heli, and backcountry skiing from one village base. Across our group of companies, that include RMR, Revelstoke Cat Skiing and Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, skiers and snowboarders have access to a total of 515,000 acres of terrain. For the latest news, visit www.revelstokemountainresort.com.

About Brandauer
The Brandauer mountain coaster brand is the established leader globally with 35 coasters in 11 countries. Building their first summer mountain coaster in Abtenau, Austria in 1996, Brandauer has been setting the standard for mountain coasters around the world ever since.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Liz Craig
    Media Relations
    Revelstoke Mountain Resort
    250.814.0087 ext. 7210