Enjoy a scenic ride to the top of the Cliffside Coaster and learn about the inspiring Olympic history of the Lake Placid Sliding Center. Once you reach the top, you control the ride. You have the ability to go as slow or as fast as you’d like. Race your family & friends alongside the 1980 bobsled track to the bottom of the Cliffside Coaster, the longest Mountain Coaster in the USA. We promise you’ll love it so much you’ll want to race again!

Cliffside Coaster tickets are date-specific with a limited capacity per time slot, so please check the online store for current availability. We highly recommend purchasing in advance of your visit to Mt. Van Hoevenberg to guarantee your spot.


Please find the schedule below for the Cliffside Coaster at Mt. Van Hoevenberg (more dates will be added shortly). You can also visit the Activity Calendar page to view the full schedule of activity offerings by date.

  • September 6th – October 31:
    • Friday through Sunday — 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Monday through Thursday — CLOSED

Cliffside Coaster operations are subject to weather and track conditions. If the session you booked is canceled due to inclement weather, our staff will make every effort to reschedule your reservation (or provide a refund if we are unable to reschedule).


DriverAges 9+ (if riding alone)
Ages 18+ (if riding with a child passenger)
Child PassengerAges 3-12$10
The total weight limit for the coaster is 300 lbs per sled. Please review the ride requirements before purchasing your tickets.

To Book This Activity

Online reservations are highly recommended, as this activity does sell out. Cliffside Coaster tickets are date- and time-specific with limited capacity per time slot. You can view real-time availability for all dates and time slots in our online store. Before purchasing tickets, please review the Ride Requirements on the Before You Arrive tab.

We do often put additional Cliffside Coaster tickets up online day-of, weather and track conditions permitting. If you are planning a visit and see that we are sold out for a particular date, visit our online store anytime after 9:30 am on your arrival date to see if any day-of tickets have been added.

For Larger Groups (7+ Guests)

Cliffside Coaster tickets may be purchased for up to six people in a single online order. When you go through the purchase path, you’ll be asked to Sign In/Create Your Account using your email address. Afterwards, you’ll need to enter guest information for each Cliffside Coaster driver and passenger (where applicable). The associated guests you add to your online account should be within your same household to ensure a smooth login and purchase experience with any future orders.

If you are looking to purchase tickets for more than six people and/or for multiple households, you’ll need to make separate purchases (one per household, up to 6 people total), or feel free to complete our Reservation Request Form here.

Before You Arrive

Face Covering Requirements

Be sure to visit our Health & Safety Information page via the link below in advance of your visit for face-covering requirements.


Ride Requirements

  • Drivers must be at least 9 years old and 52 inches tall. If you are driving with a passenger, you must be 18 or older.
  • Passengers must be between ages 3-12 and at least 36 inches tall.
  • The total weight limit for the coaster is 300 lbs per sled.
  • No helmet required.

An electronically signed Assumption of Risk form is required prior to your ride. Save time and fill out ahead of time here (note you will be presented the Assumption of Risk prior to checkout if purchasing online).

For Online Reservations

Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early at the Mountain Pass Lodge to check in for the Cliffside Coaster. Your start time will be within the one-hour time block you selected at the time of purchase. You’ll need your print@home ticket(s) either printed or on your mobile device for scanning at check-in.

In Case of Inclement Weather

Cliffside Coaster’s availability is weather-dependent. Even with advanced reservations, please check the Activities & Events calendar to confirm there are no closures due to inclement weather. You may also call Mt. Van Hoevenberg at (518) 523-2811 on the day of your visit to confirm that there are no session cancellations in the case that there is inclement weather forecasted.

If the session you have booked is canceled due to inclement weather, our staff will make every effort to reschedule your reservation (or provide a refund if we are unable to reschedule).

The Cliffside Coaster is a one-of-a-kind attraction at the newly transformed Mt. Van Hoevenberg. We are incredibly excited to give our guests this exhilarating experience. The coaster follows the alignment of the 1932 & 1980 Olympic Bobsled track as it descends the mountain. The views are amazing, and the curves get your heart pounding. Everyone will feel like they deserve a medal.
ORDA President & CEO, Mike Pratt