October5 , 2022

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    Thrillseekers, get ready to fire up your adrenaline at a new cliffside mountain coaster now open at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Upstate New York.
    The new mountain coaster is the longest one in the country, which means you can get your heart racing for longer. The ride takes a harrowing journey through the mountains, so you can expect astonishing views among the trees as you zig-zag down.


    The new attraction is also immersive, featuring a timing and audio system that allows participants to experience a ride nearly identical to that of an Olympic Bobsledder during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid.
    “The Cliffside Coaster is a one-of-a-kind attraction at the newly transformed Mt. Van Hoevenberg,” says Olympic Regional Development Authority President & CEO, Mike Pratt. “We are incredibly excited to give our guests this exhilarating experience. The coaster follows the alignment of the 1932 & 1980 Olympic Bobsled track as it descends the mountain. The views are amazing, and the curves get your heart pounding. Everyone will feel like they deserve a medal.”

    Open & Available NowOPEN FRIDAY – SUNDAY | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged, as on busy days and in keeping with limited capacity, this activity will sell out.

    The Cliffside Coaster availability is weather dependent. Even with advanced reservations, please check the Activities & Events calendar to confirm there are no closures due to inclement weather. You may also call Mt. Van Hoevenberg at (518) 523-2811 on the day of your visit to confirm that there are no session cancellations in the case that there is inclement weather forecasted.

    If the session you have booked is canceled due to inclement weather, our staff will make every effort to reschedule your reservation (or provide a refund if we are unable to reschedule).


    The coaster opened for its first public ride this past Sunday and will be open year-round on weekends only (from 11am to 4pm). Tickets can be purchased in advance in time-slots.

    TICKETS  Online reservations are strongly encouraged and must be purchased at least one day in advance. Walk-up tickets may be purchased at the Biathlon Lodge, weather and availability permitting. Please note that the last ticket is sold at 3:45 pm at the Biathlon Lodge.

    Ages 9+ (if riding alone)
    Ages 18+ (if riding with a child passenger)
    Child Passenger
    Ages 3-12
    The total weight limit for the coaster is 300 lbs per sled. Please review the ride requirements before purchasing your tickets.



    If you prefer attractions where your feet dangle while you glide like you’re flying, another exciting upgrade at the Lake Placid Olympic Sites is the Sky Flyer Zipline at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex.
    Pack your bags for a weekend in Lake Placid, and raise those hands high in the air as you whip through the longest mountain coaster that currently exists in the states.