In case you missed it, Helen welcomed a new way to celebrate the mountains last summer — and it’s open through the winter. An alpine coaster, owned by the same company that runs Cool River Tubing, is the state’s first, twisting and turning in the hills at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.
Found at the Georgia Mountain Center, 8409 S. Main St., Helen, the coaster is open 7 days a week (weather permitting):
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The first ride is $15 per adult, $12 per child 7-12, $6 per child 3-6. The second ride is half price.
Cart drivers must be at least 54” tall. Cart riders must be at least 38” tall and 3+ years old. The maximum weight per cart is 375 pounds, in dry conditions, and maximum of 330 pounds in wet conditions. If 2 people are riding together, the driver must be at least 16 years old, and the taller person shall drive.
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