A new tourist attraction in Canada's Rockies sends daredevils on a thrilling rollercoaster ride down the side of a mountain.

While riders have control over how fast they travel on the Pipe Mountain Coaster, it can reach top speeds of 41km/h as it passes through bare ski slopes, forests and even a tunnel under the road.

A point-of-view video released by Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Colombia gives an exhilarating preview of the ride's twists and turns over 1.4km with a 279m drop in elevation.

The ride is priced at CAD$19 ($21.47) for adults and CAD$16.15 ($18.25) for children and seniors, and is part of an effort to attract tourist to the mountains in the off-season.


The Pipe Mountain Coaster was built by Austrian company Brandauer Mountain, which has built 35 summer mountain coasters in 11 other countries.

The design features a monorail built close to the ground, which simulates downhill mountain biking.

- nzherald.co.nz