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Zip World Fforest Coaster Approved

Zip World Fforest Coaster Approved

Zip World Fforest Coaster
Zip World Fforest Coaster


The Zip World Fforest Coaster will be the first of its kind in the UK. It is designed to run on rails that skirt through trees on elevated tracks.

The adventure will offer fun all year. This type of toboggan run has proved an outstanding success in ski areas across Europe, Asia and America, with its all-weather capability and is the first for the UK.

The 1km long Alpine Coaster will be built in the Conwy Valley and will open early 2017. Today (13th July 2016) planning was approved by the Snowdonia National Park Authority for the Alpine Coaster at Zip World Fforest, Betws y Coed.

The Zip World Fforest Coaster will enhance the Zip World adventure offering available at Zip World Fforest and the wider local area.

Zip World Fforest adventures currently include the Junior Tree Trail, Zip Safari, Sky Ride and Plummet with the newest adventure opening just in time for the summer holidays, Treetop Nets, the latest bounce sensation, but this time high in the canopy of the trees.

The Zip World Fforest Coaster will follow in the footsteps of Zip World’s offering of 11 unique adventures, including the world famous Velocity and Bounce Below.

Sean Taylor, Commercial Director at Zip World, says, “The Alpine Coaster is a gravity driven ride with toboggan cars on elevated tracks running through the trees at Zip World Fforest.

“The course will be over 1 kilometre long and will give families and adventure seekers the ultimate thrill, descending through the trees overlooking the beautiful Conwy Valley.

“The experience will allow children as young as four, accompanied by adults, to enjoy this unique experience, using state of the art equipment that can take up to two people at a time.

“This all-weather experience is an adventure for everyone, with a 500 metre uplift and no skill required to run the 1 kilometre of rails back down, furthermore participants are harnessed into a fully integrated safety system within their toboggan, where the rider can control their speed, even descending with no brake at all.”

Zip World can also offer great team building experiences and incentive days out for your company to entertain. Find out more about corporate groups.


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