(Cohoes,NY) Camelback Resort, located in the Pocono Mountains, opened the all new ADG Alpine Mountain Slide this summer at its popular outdoor destination, Camelback Mountain Adventures. The new Pocono Pipeline, as it’s titled, was designed and built by ADG and opened to the public Saturday, June 24. A dual slide track system, it features ADG’s upgraded and newly designed fiberglass track system and sleds designed and engineered for a new generation of 21st century riders.
With its new design and a new name, the Pocono Pipeline at Camelback is reminiscent of the once popular Alpine Slide that operated from 1977-2003 at the mountain and helped blaze the trail in transitioning Camelback Resort from a winter ski resort to the year-round destination it is today. ADG Mountain Slide takes everything nostalgic about the once popular attraction, and makes it even better.
“The Alpine Slide has real sentiment among those guests who grew up coming to the Pocono Mountains and Camelback Resort,” said Arthur Berry III, co-owner of Camelback Resort. “We are really excited to bring back a new and improved version of this iconic attraction from ADG and many of our guests tell us they’re looking forward to sharing this nostalgic ride with their own children.”
Safety first, ADG developed the new Mountain Slide with a non-abrasive fiberglass track that offers a smooth surface that heightens the sensations of speed and improves control over the older, poured concrete models. Two dueling chutes run 2,800 feet, each careening up to two riders down the side of Camelback Mountain through multiple dips, high G turns and tunnels. Giving the riders the sensation similar to a bobsled ride, a wheeled car navigates the slides, controlled by a hand brake for complete speed control. ADG also revamped the sleds with rear wheels that better follow the curvature of the track to eliminate ‘fishtailing’, while a patented speed restrictor increases guest safety without negatively impacting rider enjoyment.
“Recent advances in both track and sled design have greatly improved the overall safety and rider experience over the original version of the alpine sides. At ADG we continuously strive to set the gold standard for a new generation of fun in all of our ride developments,” said Ken Ellis, President of ADG, the developer of the new and improved Alpine Mountain Slide, and co-owner of Camelback Resort.
Guests will also notice an improvement in the appearance of the sled when they ride the all new Pocono Pipeline. Gone is the old yellow and red style that has been around since the 1970’s. The new sleds feature a cool green and black décor that reflect the updated 21st century look and feel of the ride.
In addition to the Mountain Slide, ADG also manufactures is the popular Alpine Mountain Coaster featured at Camelback’s Adventure Park. Along with the Mountain Slide, they are the only two downhill slide and coaster adventure rides to be 100% designed and manufactured in the U.S. With their Mountain Slides and Coasters featured in over 25 parks across North America, ADG is quickly becoming the go to developer for all ski and mountain resorts when it comes to 4-season downhill fun.
The Pocono Pipeline alpine slide will join a long list of attractions at Camelback’s popular Adventure Park including the 4,000-foot Soaring Camel Twin Zip-Flyer – the longest in North America; Double Barrel 1000-foot Dual Zip Lines; the signature 4,500-foot steel track Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster also developed by ADG; kids and adults aerial obstacle adventure courses; mountain segways and more. The Pipeline will be priced at $10.00 per rider or can be bundled with other attractions for a customized day of adventure, appropriate for all ages.
ABOUT ADG: Aquatic Development Group (ADG) MountainsidesTM specializes in the design and build of recreational water and mountainside attractions to create year-round destination settings for mountain resorts. All of their products and designs, from Indoor and Outdoor Mountain Waterparks to Mountain Coasters and Alpine Slides, are developed to increase time on property, elicit incidental purchases, and entice repeat visitation. ADG’s advances in product innovation have led to industry changing technologies that are quickly becoming the new standard in mountainside attractions, designed and built to take into consideration a client’s specific venue operations and environmental considerations. ADG’s Mountainside waterparks, coasters and alpine slides can be found at Killington, Jay Peak, Massanutten, Camelback Mountain and other top resorts throughout North America. For more information visit www.adgmountainsides.com