Everything You Need to Know About The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster offers the longest downhill alpine coaster ride in the United States, and it’s a ride you won’t want to miss! :

Common Questions About the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

What is the height requirement?

You have to be 56 inches tall to ride alone on the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. If you’re riding as a passenger in a sled, you only have to be 36 inches tall (the person controlling the sled has to be 56 inches tall and over the age of 16).

Common Questions About the Smoky Mountain Alpine CoasterWhat is the weight requirement?

The sled can hold up to 375 pounds when the weather is dry. If the weather is wet, it can only hold up to 330 pounds.

Is it a long ride?

The track runs over a mile long and, on average, it takes 7-8 minutes from start to finish.

How fast is the ride?

The sled can reach a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour, but the rider has complete control over the speed of the sled. You can slow it down or speed it up as you ride.

When is the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster open?

The coaster is open daily, rain or shine. The great thing about it is that the brakes operate the same in any weather condition, so, for the most part, it’s open in the rain, sunshine and snow. *Some extreme weather conditions may affect the hours of operation.

Cost to Ride

Cost to Ride the Smoky Mountain Alpine CoasterGeneral Admission Price Per Ride

  • Adults: $15
  • Children (7-12 years): $12
  • Children (3-6 years): $5

Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more.

Adults and children can re-ride for $8 with a same day receipt.

*Prices are subject to change. Please be sure to visit their official website for pricing details here.


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The coaster is located at 867 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

For more fun things to do on your vacation, be sure to take a look at all of our favorite Pigeon Forge attractions.

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