Alpine Slides have been around for a long time. When I was a kid, I remember my parents taking my sisters and I to an alpine slide on our summer vacation. Wiggling under our seat belts began when we could feel were we getting closer to the exit. The belts could hardly contain our excitement. We would push up on our hands, to get a glimpse of the off ramp leading to the thrills and spills.
As kids, fear was not something that registered with us and the throttle was jammed as far forward as it would go. The Alpine slide snaked down our favorite ski run in the summer and the ski lift transported us back up. The views from the lift was amazing, even as kids we noticed. The lush green forest of the mountain is a major change from the white ribbons of the ski runs. My parents would sit at the lodge watch us go up and down for hours. It truly was extraordinary fun for our family.
Being able to ride an Alpine Slide in Winter is Gold! Breckenridge opened just that, a Winter Alpine Slide called the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster!
You and your family can zip through the forest, twist around and above the ski runs on Breckenridge Mountain, and max the throttle on a 2,500 foot track. This is serious Alpine sliding. You are not going to be doing any real “coasting”. Ride by yourself or have some laughs with a friend or parent in one of the two seaters.
Single passes, Day Passes and Season passes are available.
Entrance is located at the base of Peak 8, between the Rip’s Ride chairlift and the Kids Castle.
Children ages 3-7 may ride in the same car with a qualified adult.
Guests 8 years of age and older, who are also at least 54″ tall, can ride alone or with another qualified adult 18 years or older.
The Gold Runner Alpine Coaster track length is 2,500 feet and runs through the forest and above the ski runs! Approximate ride time varies as riders control their own speed. Yes, you can wear your ski gear on the coaster!
11am – 4pm daily
The Gold Runner Coaster is open in both winter and summer.
*Hours are subject to change based on time of year and/or weather conditions.
- Single ride, adults 8 & over: $15
- Single ride, children 3-7: $7
- Full day unlimited rides, adults 8 & over: $49
- Full day unlimited rides, children 3-7: $24
- Season Pass, adults 8 & over: $69*