The Canyon Coaster at Canyon Ski Resort

Closed for the Winter

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Alberta’s First and Only Alpine Coaster!

Come soar down the Luge track as you weave in and out of the ski slope and forest trails on the Brand New Canyon Alpine Coaster! This Coaster reaches over 1,300 meters in length with a total 440 foot vertical drop!

Using their own brake Riders can control their speed and safely reach up to 40 km per hour winding down the twists and turns of the track down into the Canyon! This awesome summer attraction is fun for all ages and physical capabilities – young tots 3+ can join in the fun by riding along as a passenger with a responsible person aged 16+!

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Canyon Coaster Ticket Rates

GST not included in Listed Prices

Canyon Coaster Summer 2022

Price

Ride Once Wristband $25
Passenger* Ride Wristband (3-12) $10/Ride
Tiny Tiger Passenger* (ages 3-5) Free

*All Passengers Require Paying Responsible Rider*

Buy online to guarantee your spot! 

Tickets do sell out on weekends and during peak times. It is recommended to buy your tickets in advance online to guarantee your spots.

Guests should anticipate approximately 1-hour wait in line during peak times and weekends.

Tickets are NOT transferable and may be revoked for misuse or violation of the Coaster Rules

  • Must be 8 years of age or older, and 4′ 1″ or taller.
  • Maximum weight capacity per cart is 260lbs.
  • Minimum of 16 years of age to ride with a passenger in the cart.
  • Passengers must be 3 to 12 years old and a minimum of 3′ 2″ tall.
  • Passengers must be no taller than the driver’s shoulders. No upper height limit on single riders.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Top Speed (km/h)

Vertical Feet

Track Length (meters)

Minimum Age

Click on each heading for answers to Canyon Coaster Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Canyon Coaster Like?

It’s Awesome!

Using their own brake Riders can control their speed and safely reach up to 40 km per hour winding down the twists and turns of the track down into the Canyon! This awesome summer attraction is fun for all ages and physical capabilities – young tots 3+ can join in the fun by riding along as a passenger with a responsible person aged 16+!

Loading and Operating the Canyon Coaster

Once it is your turn in line to load you will be called forward, have your wristband scanned, and given the operating and safety instructions for the ride.

How do I get to the Canyon Coaster?

The Canyon Coaster is located at the upper lodge at Canyon Ski Resort, in Red Deer Alberta.

When you arrive at Canyon Ski Resort’s main Red Gate, you will see signage instructing you to take the immediate left fork toward the Coasters parking lot. You do not drive down the hill. There is no public access on the lower road leading to the main lodge as it is a privately rented event hall. There is no public river access.

Please ensure you have enough time to park, redeem your order, receive your wristband, and then walk over to the Coaster que prior to your Coaster time-window start time. There is a roughly 10-minute walk from the ticket window to the Coaster loading area.

Who can ride on the Canyon Coaster?

Maximum weight capacity per cart is 260lbs.

Age

To Ride Alone: Must be 8 years of age or older, and 4′ 1″ or taller to ride alone.

To Ride with a Passenger: Minimum of 16 years of age to ride with a passenger in the cart.

Passenger Rules: Passengers must be 3 to 12 years old and a minimum of 3′ 2″ tall, and must be no taller than the driver’s shoulders. No upper height limit on single riders.

What if I have a bad back? The Pipe isn’t recommended for people with existing neck or back injuries, or people who don’t have the dexterity or grip strength to operate the brake. It is also not recommended for pregnant women as the seat belt is secured tightly across the hips.

When is the Canyon Coaster Open?

The Canyon Coaster in open in the summer and closed in the winter.

Watch our social media for when the coaster is prepped in the spring, and about to close in the fall. 

How to buy tickets for the Canyon Coaster

Tickets can be purchased online when the Canyon Coaster in open in the summer. Walk-ups may be purchased at the upper lodge, though we sell out many summer days. Ticket prices will be updated on this page regularly.

An account will be required to complete your purchase, but each rider does not need to be registered for. Example: one person can purchase a set of 4 tickets for their family without having to register all 4 family members.

After parking you will walk to the Upper Village area and check-in at the Ticket Window. If you have not pre-purchased your tickets online there may be a chance to purchase a walk-up ticket (depending on availability).

Upon checking in, you will receive your wristband for the coaster. Wristbands are not transferrable and must be secured on each rider’s wrists. Your Coaster time-window is when you are scheduled and permitted to enter the coaster line-up. Please note that during peak times and especially weekends a line up of approx 1 hour should be anticipated.

If you have a Canyon Resort gift card and would like to make a purchase with it for the Coaster, please contact Guest Services to assist with booking. info@canyonski.ca 403-346-5588.

Is the Canyon Coaster Accessible to everyone?

Limited Mobility: Support person required
Hard of Hearing: Yes
Deaf Friendly: Yes
Low Vision: Support person required
Vision Loss: Support person required
Experience Required: No
Minimum Age: 3 (with 16+ caregiver)
Minimum Age to Ride Alone: Must be 8 years of age or older, and 4′ 1″ or taller to ride alone.

What if I have a bad back? The Pipe isn’t recommended for people with existing neck or back injuries, or people who don’t have the dexterity or grip strength to operate the brake. It is also not recommended for pregnant women as the seat belt is secured tightly across the hips.

Can my tickets be refunded?

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable, no refunds will be permitted.

Tickets are only for the day and time purchased. Late arrivals will have to wait in standby for next available time. Unused tickets from previous days will not be accepted.

What about in bad weather? Unfortunately, the coaster can not operate in storms and heavy rain. In the event of closure due to heavy rain, our guest services team will be in contact to reschedule.

Do you offer group discounts?

We do offer a Private Coaster Party rental which is $2,000/hour. Contact events@canyonski.ca for more. Any other groups would book through our website.

How to redeem tickets for the Canyon Coaster

You will be emailed a copy of your online order. There is a barcode on the emailed receipt that will be scanned at our Guest Services ticket window. That is where you will be given your wristbands for the day.

Does Canyon have an Upper Lodge?

Our new upper lodge opened in 2022. It offers tickets, food and beverage service.

The scenery is always a treat to behold at the top of our Canyon looking down towards the Red Deer River. Enjoy a picnic in our park, walk along the upper Canyon ridge line, or take a seat in our brand-new dining area complete with giant floor-to-ceiling windows looking out at the view (coming soon)!

What is the menu at Canyon Ski Resort’s Upper Lodge?

Food and Beverage is Open Everyday in August from 11:30am-5:30pm! Order by scanning the QR code posted on signs in our Upper Village. 

Food Menu:

  • 6oz Homemade Beef Burger
  • Grilled Polish Sausage
  • Indonesian Fried Chicken
  • Canyons Famous Poutine
  • Caesar Salad (with chicken option)
  • Canyon Tale Dessert (available in: Cinnamon Sugar with Lemon, Nutella with Strawberry, or Nutella with Banana)

Fries

  • Kids Chicken Strips and Fries
  • Kids Hotdog and Fries

Drinks:

  • Bottle Water
  • Pop
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Slushee
  • Craft Beer/Cider

Is the Canyon Ski Resort Chairlift open in summer?

No, the chair lift is not in operation during the summer months.

Canyon Coaster Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable, no refunds will be permitted.
  • Tickets are only for the day + time purchased. Late arrivals will have to wait in standby for next available time. Unused tickets from previous days will not be accepted.
  • Every user rides this sports facility at their own risk. The passenger is responsible for his/her riding behaviour. In particular, the user must always ensure that the speed and clearance to others are adapted to the conditions.
  • To ride alone you must be 8 years of age or older, and 4′ 1″ or taller. Maximum weight capacity per cart is 260lbs. Minimum of 16 years of age to ride with a passenger in the cart. Passengers must be 3 to 12 years old and a minimum of 3′ 2″ tall. Passengers must be no taller than the driver’s shoulders. No upper height limit on single riders.
  • Loose clothing (belts, scarves and shoelaces, etc.) and long hair (braids) must be kept away from the track and wheels.
  • Riders must wear seatbelts at all times and keep their arms and legs within the cart. Leaning out or stretching arms and legs out of the toboggan is prohibited. Do not touch the track.
  • Animals or umbrellas, walking sticks and other bulky, pointed or loose objects may not be taken onto the coaster.
  • People under the influence of intoxicants (alcohol, drugs and sensory influencing drugs, etc.) are not allowed to use the system.
  • Smoking is prohibited during the ride.
  • Accidents must be reported immediately to the operating personnel.
  • Handheld devices including phones and action cameras are not permitted. If you wish to use an action camera, you must use a chest harness or headmount.
  • A maximum speed of 40km/h will be managed by a push to go forward brake and a centrifugal brake.
  • Riders must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload the coaster.
  • People who cannot properly operate the toboggan due to physical or mental limitations, etc. are not allowed to use the ride, except when accompanied by a specialist or someone they trust who assumes responsibility for it.
  • The Coaster may need to be suspended temporarily or closed during any rain, thunderstorms, lightning or high winds. The Coaster will reopen as soon as safe operations can be assured.
  • Carts are not to stop or come into contact while on the track. Riders must keep a minimum distance of 40m away from other carts.
  • The Coaster is not recommended for pregnant women and those with pre-existing neck or back injuries.