It's All Downhill from Here

When it’s not enough to experience gravity atop a pair of skis, mountain coasters offer another adrenaline-charged option.

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Wisp Resort, Md. » 

The only one of its kind in the Midatlantic region, the Mountain Coaster at tiny Wisp flies you down 3,500 feet of track at 28 twisting and turning mph, dropping you 350 vertical feet in the process.

Snow King Resort, Wyo. »
The brand-new Cowboy Coaster opened last year, and its mile-long ride down four stories at 25 mph has been quite the hit so far. Try to keep your eyes on the picturesque Grand Tetons and downtown Jackson. It won’t be easy.

Killington, Vt. » 

New as of last season, Killington’s Beast Mountain Coaster lives up to its name; brace yourself for a 4,800-foot ride and speeds up to 30 mph.

Breckenridge, Colo. » 

The Gold Runner is one of the longest and fastest mountain coasters in the country: One ride lasts 10 minutes and gets up to 35 mph, buzzing over skiers on the trails below.

Okemo, Vt. » 

The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster has been send- ing its riders through the forests of Jackson Gore since 2010. Take in the (blurry) views as you blaze down the mountain at 25 mph.