Video captures thrills on Cypress Mountain's Eagle Coaster

Take a mountain thrill ride

West Vancouver's Cypress Mountain Resort has opened an adrenaline-fuelled alpine adventure for thrill seekers.

Over a year in the making, the Eagle Coaster travels over 1,700 metres with 279 metres of vertical drop down the mountainside, but is suitable for all ages and physical capabilities.

Riders can safely reach speeds of up to 40 km/h winding down the track with forested vistas and exciting bends.

The coaster was fabricated by Austrian manufacturer Sunkid, a world leader in providing family adventure attractions around the world. The Sunkid ride features a low to the ground single-track design with backrest carts equipped with a hand brake, which allows the rider to control their own speed.

"Our coasters have been a huge success in Europe, and we are excited to have the opportunity to install one at Cypress Mountain in beautiful West Vancouver, British Columbia. The terrain on the slopes of Black Mountain will perfectly complement our technology and create an amazing ride," said Sunkid CEO Emanuel Wohlfarter.

Ticket prices include a chairlift ride up to the top of the attraction and start at $29. All dates and hours of operation are weather and conditions permitting.

The soaring mountaintop attraction opened to the public July 12.

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