Wild ride coming to Duluth
Spirit Mountain ski area in Duluth is making a move to become a year-round destination with construction of an Alpine Coaster ride.
The attraction would be open all year and whisk riders down a winding, 3,500-foot stainless steel track at speeds up to 26 mph. Riders, who are seat-belted in, can control the speed.
When the ride down the 750-foot vertical drop is over, riders simply stay on the coaster and are pulled back up to the top of the hill.