With more than 50 twist and turns and covering a distance of over 1800 metres on a continuous downhill trajectory, the Skyline Luge in Calgary is the longest in the world and is certain to bring smiles to the faces of both the young and old this summer. Sounds awesome (and it is)……..but what is it exactly?
Invented in New Zealand in 1985, Skyline Luge is a unique wheeled gravity ride that provides the rider full control over their descent on a purpose built track. The unique braking and steering system control speed and direction – it’s easy to learn and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
But most of all – it’s fun, great fun! The simple enjoyment of hurtling down the track in the specially constructed Luge kart as you navigate the twists, turns and bumps never fails to make adults giggle like children. And the children will beam with excitement, before hopping back on the chairlift to the top so they can do it all again. Those under 6 years old (or less than 110cm tall) can even share a ride with Mum or Dad, so no-one misses out and the whole family gets to have some safe fun. In fact, over 30 million people have enjoyed the Luge worldwide and their comments have led to the Luge slogan; ‘Once is never enough’!
And it’s not. Most are hooked after their 1st Luge ride. It’s easy to master and soon you’ll notice yourself moving to the chairlift a little quicker, not quite running, but certainly walking fast…..all so you can get back to the top and do it again as soon as possible! It’s thrilling, it’s exciting and it’s perfect for a family, a group or a team.
Assemble the family, a group of friends or work colleagues and head over to see what all the fuss is about. You’ll more than likely soon be saying ‘once is never enough’ as you smile the kind of smile you used to as a child!