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Third Alpine Coaster opens in Russia

After several installations had been planned in the Russian Black Sea region in the past, the purchase contract for the construction of an Alpine Coaster in the Rosa Khutor ski resort near Sochi was concluded last year and installation began at the end of September 2018.

Sochi is the top address for skiers and is certainly familiar to those interested in sports as the venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Since then, however, a lot of money is also being invested to boost summer tourism.

The 1365 m long downhill run starts right beside the Olympic Village with 70 multi-coloured cars providing a colourful picture along the ride. Three roundabouts, five bridges, waves, jumps and elevations up to 4 m high and a fantastic panoramic view of the mountains make the descent an unforgettable experience. Our drive assistance system "distance control" ensures maximum safety. The mountain lift is also in a class of its own; with the 150 m difference in altitude stretched across a 640 m lift route.

We are convinced that this Alpine Coaster is an important reference project for us and that it will open the door to the Russian market even further - there is huge potential.