America’s Longest Mountain Roller Coaster Is Open For Fall In New York

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America’s Longest Mountain Roller Coaster Is Open For Fall In New York

Ready for the most fantastic fall thrill?

The longest mountain roller coaster in the country is open for fall in Lake Placid in Upstate New York!


Called the “Cliffside Coaster,” the ride (that opened for the first time one year ago) is located on Mt. Van Hoevenberg, a cross country ski, snowshoe, biathlon & mountain biking center in Lake Placid with 50km of terrain. The coaster was created for not only tons of fun, but also to learn about the rich Olympic history of the Lake Placid area for bobsledding. The coaster follows the alignment of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic bobsled track in the same place.


As you ride all the way to the tippy top you’ll learn all about the area’s Olympic history, as you take in the incredible views of the Adirondacks and the beautiful fall foliage. Then, once you’re at the top, you have complete control for the rest of the ride (and its speed) so you can race your family and friends all the way to the bottom, which is right alongside the iconic bobsled track! The entire ride is a whopping 7,000 feet long.

Mike Pratt, President and CEO of New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, said:
The Cliffside Coaster Is A One-Of-A-Kind Attraction At The Newly Transformed Mt. Van Hoevenberg. We Are Incredibly Excited To Give Our Guests This Exhilarating Experience. The Coaster Follows The Alignment Of The 1932 & 1980 Olympic Bobsled Track As It Descends The Mountain. The Views Are Amazing, And The Curves Get Your Heart Pounding. Everyone Will Feel Like They Deserve A Medal.

The coaster officially opened last year, and is open again for the fall season. See the schedule here (though more dates will likely be added):

  • September 6 – October 11:
    • Friday through Sunday — 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Monday through Thursday — CLOSED

It’s a bit of a trek from NYC (and 4.5 hour car ride), but you could always make a whole weekend out of it!

Online reservations are highly recommended, as it does often sell out — make them here.

Practical information

FRIDAY – SUNDAY | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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