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Alpine Slides

BRossano23 BRossano23 Profile

Posted:
8/9/04 at
4:39:04 PM

How many alpine slides still exist. There aren't many left in the Northeast. How many have been on an alpine slide? I used to go to Action Park in Vernon, NJ and ride the one there. It was the best. I also remember being a kid and going to the one near Lake Winnepasaukee in NH. It is no longer there (Although there is one in NH still).

Re: Alpine Slides by Patripman Patripman Profile at 8/9/04 5:07:17 PM

> How many alpine slides still exist. There aren't
> many left in the Northeast. How many have been on
> an alpine slide? I used to go to Action Park in
> Vernon, NJ and ride the one there. It was the
> best. I also remember being a kid and going to
> the one near Lake Winnepasaukee in NH. It is no
> longer there (Although there is one in NH still).

There is still one operating at 7 Springs Ski resort near Somerset Pa. By the way it is only 1/2 hour from Idlewild for those who seek a side trip. I rode it last Wednesday while at the resort for a 2 day conference. 5 ride tickets for $15.00 or $4.00 for a single ride (our rides were comped). I really like their slide for it has 2 nice drops on the course and some very tight turns. It is also very long starting at the very top of the main south face ski slope, if you want to have a wild ride try it in the rain just watch the speed because you can end up flying off the track.

Patripman

Re: Alpine Slides by DAFE_Rick DAFE_Rick Profile at 8/9/04 7:07:29 PM

There is one in Cave City, KY.

Anyone want to join my new Alpine Slide Society A.S.S.? ;-) If you like flying down the side of a mountain on a sled in a concrete trough, you just may be an A.S.S.!

Rick

Daffy Klub- The official web site of the Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts

Re: Alpine Slides by CP_Fan_in_Texas CP_Fan_in_Texas Profile at 8/9/04 7:32:04 PM

> There is one in Cave City, KY.

> Anyone want to join my new Alpine Slide Society
> A.S.S.? ;-) If you like flying down the side of a
> mountain on a sled in a concrete trough, you just
> may be an A.S.S.!

> Rick

Too Funny ! !

Thanks for the laugh.

-Gary

My Coaster Photos

Re: Alpine Slides by Star-Jet at 8/10/04 8:48:58 AM

I know there is or was an Alpine Slide at Camelback ski area in the Poconos, PA. I rode it several times in the late 1970's and early 1980's (I believe its first year there was either 1976 or 1977). Now, in the summer Camelback has what I think is called "Camelbeach", which is a waterpark, along with other attractions. On their website and in brochures, there is no mention of the Alpine Slide. It would be a shame if they got rid of it, because it was fun, and was very popular, at least when I used to ride it.

Re: Alpine Slides by mondaycurse at 8/10/04 9:18:12 AM

there's one in south dakota near the mt. rushmore. I almost crashed on it

Re: Alpine Slides by MommaBeast MommaBeast Profile at 8/10/04 11:08:22 AM

> How many alpine slides still exist. There aren't
> many left in the Northeast. How many have been on
> an alpine slide? I used to go to Action Park in
> Vernon, NJ and ride the one there. It was the
> best. I also remember being a kid and going to
> the one near Lake Winnepasaukee in NH. It is no
> longer there (Although there is one in NH still).

How ironic that you should mention Alpine Slides...my son brought the subject up yesterday while he paused from skateboarding.

There is an awesome Alpine Slide in southern Indiana, down the side of a man-made ski mountain. We've been on it numerous times...heck, I think they told us the speeds can get up to around 35-40 mph!

One unfortunate rider (he worked there) had a terrible bloody spill trying to do di-do's he had no business doing. He was OK; but I'm sure he felt it for many days afterward.

After my son brought it up yesterday, we decided we were going to make it a point to do it again real soon (early winter, probably).

MommaBeast

Re: Alpine Slides by cannonballer cannonballer Profile at 8/10/04 1:20:12 PM

> How many alpine slides still exist. There aren't
> many left in the Northeast. How many have been on
> an alpine slide? I used to go to Action Park in
> Vernon, NJ and ride the one there. It was the
> best. I also remember being a kid and going to
> the one near Lake Winnepasaukee in NH. It is no
> longer there (Although there is one in NH still).

Yeah the double apline slide (racer style) at racoon mountain in chattanooga no longer exsist either. :(

Re: Alpine Slides by aerithchylde at 8/10/04 2:35:56 PM

> How many alpine slides still exist. There aren't
> many left in the Northeast. How many have been on
> an alpine slide? I used to go to Action Park in
> Vernon, NJ and ride the one there. It was the
> best. I also remember being a kid and going to
> the one near Lake Winnepasaukee in NH. It is no
> longer there (Although there is one in NH still).

I remeber one in southern Utah, can't remember what exit or mountain. Probably because I didn't drive back then. So let me think about 18 to 20 years ago. I am also aware of one on Mt Hood in Oregon. I rode that one about 5 to 6 years ago. My next Summer trip to Oregon I will have to check on it. Not too many turns on the Oregon one, but it had some good drops.

Re: Alpine Slides by CoasterSue at 8/10/04 3:03:28 PM

> I know there is or was an Alpine Slide at
> Camelback ski area in the Poconos, PA. I rode it
> several times in the late 1970's and early 1980's
> (I believe its first year there was either 1976
> or 1977). Now, in the summer Camelback has what I
> think is called "Camelbeach", which is
> a waterpark, along with other attractions. On
> their website and in brochures, there is no
> mention of the Alpine Slide. It would be a shame
> if they got rid of it, because it was fun, and
> was very popular, at least when I used to ride
> it.

Unfortunately, the alpine slide was removed from Camelback. I'm just guessing, but I think it was removed a little over 2 years ago.

There is one near Dollywood at a place called Ober Gatlinburg. I'm planning to check it out next month when I visit.

Sue

Re: Alpine Slides by Eric_P at 8/10/04 3:43:01 PM

> How many alpine slides still exist. There aren't
> many left in the Northeast. How many have been on
> an alpine slide? I used to go to Action Park in
> Vernon, NJ and ride the one there. It was the
> best. I also remember being a kid and going to
> the one near Lake Winnepasaukee in NH. It is no
> longer there (Although there is one in NH still).

It's been a few years since I was around there and I didn't get the chance to go check it out, but I think Jackson Hole in Colorado had some too. They look pretty fun in general.

Eric P

Re: Alpine Slides by Intamatt at 8/11/04 10:48:16 PM

I think Jackson Hole in Colorado had some
> too. They look pretty fun in general.

I have been on the one in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is on King Mountain at the south end of town. It is probably one of the better Alpine Slides I have been on.

Matt

Re: Alpine Slides by Intamatt at 8/11/04 10:55:14 PM

I have been on several alpine slides throughout the US.

King Mountain - Jackson Hole Wyoming
Park City Resort - Park City, UT
Guntown Mountain - Cave City, KY
Racoon Mountain - Chattanooga, TN
Ober Gatlinburg - Gatlinburg, TN
Pico Mountain - Killington, VT

The most recent was the one at Gatlinburg in the summer of 2003, although it was much too short of a course. Beautiful scenery though.

Matt

Re: Alpine Slides by ms-bunny5 at 8/21/04 12:51:00 PM

> I know there is or was an Alpine Slide at
> Camelback ski area in the Poconos, PA. I rode it
> several times in the late 1970's and early 1980's
> (I believe its first year there was either 1976
> or 1977). Now, in the summer Camelback has what I
> think is called "Camelbeach", which is
> a waterpark, along with other attractions. On
> their website and in brochures, there is no
> mention of the Alpine Slide. It would be a shame
> if they got rid of it, because it was fun, and
> was very popular, at least when I used to ride
> it.

The Alpine Slide at Camelbeach was torn down the winter of 04 to make room for another water slide. It was a great ride and it will be missed. They kept the parts to sell them to another company that has alpine slides.