If you’ve been considering a trip to British Columbia this summer, or you have teens in your household, chances are you’ve already heard about the newest social media sensation… The Revelstoke Mountain Pipe Coaster.
It’s a summer must-see in the mountain resort town.
In a nutshell, you buy a ticket, ride the gondola up the mountainside for about 5 minutes then board your own solo mini-car for the ride down. You can control your own speed with a handheld lever brake. There are twists and turns on this 2-3 minute (1.4 km) ride down the mountain.
There is a on-car mount available for your Go-Pro. This YouTube video shows the experience. A must-see! The views, and setting sun on the landscape are stunning.
Cost for the ride is $19 or two trips down the mountain for $29. The response has been overwhelming. While the ride anticipated about 300 people a weekend, in fact they are seeing up to 1000 riders per day right now.
Travel tip: Go early in the day, OR send a scout up to the ticket office to purchase tickets and then return with your riders hours later at your scheduled time. Wait times in the afternoon can be up to 3 hours. Ticket sales cut off by 5 pm and the ride closes for the day at 8pm.
While you’re up at the resort, do enjoy the sunshine and incredible views from the Rockford (restaurant) patio. It is all-ages and family friendly.
Read more at their site. And receive live updates on the line-ups and wait times. Revelstoke Mountain Resort
See the run from the coaster itself. Video courtesy of my son & his GOPro.