The Pipe Mountain Coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort is set to open for its third summer season on Friday. File photo by Alex Cooper

Revelstoke’s Pipe Mountain Coaster set to open for May Long

Friday will mark the third opening day for The Pipe Mountain Coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort ahead of the 2018 May Long weekend.

The coaster consists of 1.4 kilometers of track down a total vertical drop of 279 meters, twisting and turning guests through wooded areas and mountainous meadow scenery as they travel down the hill at speeds up to 42 km/h.

Operations will run from May 18 until October 8.

The Pipe has been been a major component in bringing guests to the resort throughout the summer season, with ticket sales increasing from 10,330 in the summer of 2015 to 102,200 after the coaster’s opening in 2016.

The coaster is part of RMR’s efforts to expand into a all-season mountain resort, along with construction of a nine hole disc golf course in 2016 and the opening of the upper gondola for hiking and sightseeing in 2017.

Summer 2018 rates for the Pipe Mountain Coaster are $25 for one ride, $45 for two and $60 for three, with separate rates for passenger riders between the ages of 3-12.

For more information on the Pipe Mountain Coaster and other summer activities at RMR, visit their website at revelstokemountainresort.com/summer

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