Snow Day #9: Ride a Snow Coaster
Attitash Ski Resort
Bartlett, NH - Rooms & Rates
The Nor'Easter Mountain Coaster (pictured above) whips Jack Frost fanatics along the winterscape of White Mountain. Riders can control the speed of the coaster, which can accelerate up to 27mph, and enjoy slips and turns on 4,300 feet of track (roughly 4/5 mile), with a vertical drop of 316 feet. Kids must be at least 9 years old to ride alone, and tickets cost $10 for riders with ski lift tickets.
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge, CO - More Details
Another slick snow ride, Breckenridge's Gold Runner Coaster (lower picture) winds 2,500 feet (about 1/2 mile) through the scenic forest above the popular ski runs. The coaster entrance is located at the base of Peak 8, easily accessible via the BreckConnect Gondola. All-day passes are available for avid chillseekers. Open seasonally (even sans snow), with operating hours 9:30am - 5:30pm.