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Alpine Slide

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One favorite way Pittsburghers enjoy the winter months is to head to Seven Springs Mountain Resort and enjoy skiing, tubing and of course, warming up with a cocktail at the Foggy Goggle. But Pittsburgh Things has found that the resort also has a lot to offer after the snow melts. There’s golf, various festivals, live music and of course, the Alpine Slide.

I hadn’t been on the Alpine Slide since I was a kid, and on a recent stay at Seven Springs, my girlfriend coerced me to go down it with her. The chair lift took us to the top of the mountain and she commented how bizarre it was to be on the lift without spending the ride kicking snow off her skis. The ride up was about 15 minutes and the scenic views were beautiful.  Then we had about a half hour wait in line to board the slide. The track is built directly on the ski slope for a 1,980 foot downhill ride with lots of twists and turns and one relatively big drop.

You ride down the slide on a heavy plastic sled that has wheels on the bottom. You manually control your speed with a single lever… push it forward to go faster and pull it back to slow down or stop.

The cost is $8.00 per person for one ride or you can buy a ride all day pass.
It’s open 10-6PM daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day (weather permitting). Only one person can ride on a sled, however children under 44 inches tall must ride with an adult.

Find more info on the web at 7Springs.com.

 

 

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