What can give you awesome thrills that the whole family will love? Alpine coasters in the Smokies can! The Great Smoky Mountains have a nice selection of alpine coasters that you should definitely look into.
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Rated one of the best alpine coasters in the Smokies by riders, the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the first coaster on our list to look at. This coaster has a length of 5,400 feet, which is a lot of track! The average cost per rider is about $15, but you can get coupons to cut down on the cost either online or in most area restaurants.
This alpine coaster is in Wears Valley, a part of Pigeon Forge known for it’s beautiful landscape and mountain twists. So when you visit this alpine coaster, you know you are in for a treat. It is the oldest out of the roller coasters, but that just means they’ve had more time to fine tune the ride for visitors.
Ober Gatlinburg’s Ski Mountain Coaster
Ober Gatlinburg’s Ski Mountain Coaster is next up on our list. Built in 2015, this alpine coaster in Gatlinburg is the perfect family ride because once you get to the top of the mountain you get to decide how fast you want to go. The first 1,000 feet of this ride is being taken to the top, so you will get to enjoy a beautiful view before the fun really begins.
Ride down the mountain at a leisurely pace or reach speeds up to 25 miles per hour. You’ll ride through twists, zig zags, corkscrews and all manner of fun dips and drops one would expect from a roller coaster. The average cost per rider is about $15, and after you have reached the end of the ride there is much more to do Ober Gatlinburg!
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
Want to try a roller coaster and feed goats all in one place? Definitely an odd question, but you can do just that at this alpine coaster in the Smokies. When you visit The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, you can do more than just thrill seek. Grab some ice cream or fudge after your ride and try your hand at gem mining if you want to. You can also feed goats here too!
It’ll cost $15 to ride this alpine coaster and the scenery and being able to control your own speed will definitely be worth it. This track was also built in 2015. There’s about 4,375 feet of track for you to enjoy, so buckle up and prepare to fly through the trees of Pigeon Forge. And remember, these alpine coasters in the Smokies can be enjoyed nearly year round!
The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
This is one of the few alpine coasters in the Smokies that is open later in the evening, so visit it at least twice to get the whole experience! The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a fun activity to do any time of the day, any time of year! No matter the weather, they’ll be open for visitors.
The height requirement for this coaster is 38 inches, and children must be no younger than 3 years old to ride. You won’t have to hike up the mountain to get to your start point at this coaster either because you will be taken to the top once you get settled in. Ride by yourself or with someone else, it’s up to you.
The Best Place to Stay Near the Alpine Coasters
Our selection of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabins makes one part of your trip easier. The only thing you will need to worry about is which alpine coaster in the Smokies you are going to visit. Stay out in town all day and then return to your comfortable cabin and enjoy amazing amenities like a theater room or even an indoor pool.
Plus, when you stay with us, you’ll get free attractions tickets every day of your stay to use in the area. So make sure to have as much fun as possible on your vacation with these thrilling alpine coasters and your free attractions tickets. Take a look at our cabins in the Smokies and start planning your roller coaster vacation today!