Alpine Slide Whitefish Resort

If roller coasters are a bit too extreme for you, and being out in nature is preferred, Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Alpine Slide should do the trick. Think of this attraction as bobsledding meets smooth concrete track instead of ice. The cart accommodates one rider and is controlled by a hand brake located between the rider’s legs. Pulling the hand brake handle causes the cart to stop; pushing or letting go of the handle causes the brakes to release, allowing the cart to accelerate. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

Unlike roller coasters or other theme park attractions, alpine slides are unique in that the rider has complete control over his or her speed and ride experience. With this control does come some responsibility, since the rider must ensure the cart is not going too fast; otherwise the cart may overturn around curves.