Next Month, North Carolina Is Getting Its First Ever Alpine Coaster, Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster

Get ready, because life in the Tar Heel State is about to get a whole lot more exciting with the opening of the first-ever alpine coaster in North Carolina! Few details have been released about the attraction as yet, but the fun includes a very steep mountainside that has an alpine coaster filled with twists, twirls, and drops that wind through the trees on a mountain across the road from and overlooking the Sugar Mountain Ski Resort. Here’s what we know so far about Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster:

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Stay tuned for more info and for additional photos when North Carolina’s first alpine coaster opens at Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster in Sugar Mountain. Weather permitting for adding finishing touches and ensuring all safety precautions are met, the owners of Wilderness Run anticipate an opening during the second week of February 2020.

You can follow the progress and keep up to date on the official opening date by visiting and following the official Facebook page here. You won’t be the only one, though. Even though this attraction has yet to open, the Facebook page already has over 5,000 followers! It’s easy to see why.

Have you ever ridden an alpine coaster or are you eagerly awaiting the adrenaline rush from this new attraction? We’d love to hear from you.

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