North America’s longest and most exciting mountain coaster opened October 10. Encompassing 5,450′ of mountain terrain, riders rush near exposed rocks and cliffs, dive through a diverse mountain forest and descend into Berkshire East, a small family-run mountain resort in Charlemont, Massachusetts.

The roller coaster is actually the fulfillment of a family dream for the Schaefer family, who own and operate a wind turbine and a 500kWh solar field to power Berkshire East, the first ski area in the world to run from onsite renewable energy..

The roller coaster has a pretty cool backstory being documented by William L. Ferrell:

  • cacodoxy

    I wish I could get into rides like this but the control freak inside me says it is not going to happen. When I was younger I loved the spinning rides but I could never get into the coasters, now I dislike both about the same.

  • Bendal

    My biggest complaint about most rides is that they’re over too soon, but this one looks like it would be worth the wait in line. I love the idea of riding a coaster through the woods.

  • Angelice

    This is my first time hearing about a mountain coaster. I would absolutely love to ride this! With an open seat like that, though, I bet they will have to get people to sign some kind of forum. I don’t know how safe that would be.

  • Jasmine35

    I love roller coaster rides, but I have never heard of a mountain coaster ride. I really enjoyed the length of the ride and it didn’t seem to go too fast and be over with before you know it. I can’t believe that this ride is so close to where I live. I am definitely going to check this one out.

  • SelenaJ25

    This looks like a lot of fun. I have never heard of a mountain coaster before. I have been on so many different roller coaster and I would love to take a family vacation to ride this mountain coaster. I really like how it takes you through wooded areas so you can enjoy the ride and nature at the same time.