I guess they are maybe still rebuilding some things after 2016 fire, so keep that in mind. My 17 year old son and I rode the tram thing up and did the alpine slide. It was a little pricey for just doing the alpine slide because you first pay for the tram to get up to the Ober area and then you pay for each attraction. To save money, I guess we could have driven up to Ober and skipped the tram. When you buy the alpine slide ticket, it includes a little chairlift ride up to top of the slide. The slide itself was a bit tame for me and my 17 year old son, and there was a really scared woman about 4 people in front of my son who went down really slowly and kind of ruined the rides of the people behind them. Weirdly I say it is a little tame and doesn't feel that fast, but it still does feel like you could maybe slide off the track on turns if you went full speed the whole way down. We also did a mountain coaster, although not the Ober one, and we found that to be a LOT more fun then the alpine slide. I am thinking maybe the slide might be fun for nine to twelve year olds or so, but since we had already done the much faster coaster, it paled by comparison. I do think the rating would be higher for a younger family who wanted to check out the animal encounter and some of the other things at the top of the tram, or for those who had never even been on a tram like this before.
Thanks for the feedback and for your visit. We are actually in the process of switching from winter to summer activities since we just closed the last of our snow attractions last week. We are constantly changing and adding things each season as the weather permits.
The Aerial Tramway is $13.00 roundtrip for adults and is a separate ride/attraction. You are more than welcome to drive up the mountain if you would prefer not to ride the tram. The Alpine Slide is $7.00 per person and is very different from our Ski Mountain Coaster, where the cars are attached to rails and include G-force turns. The Alpine Slide relies on gravity and is more like a bobsled- the carts are not attached to the slide at all. You can control your speed on both rides and for those who prefer to go fast, it can be frustrating to be behind people who prefer to go at a more relaxed pace. We're so sorry you didn't find it enjoyable. We hope you'll consider visiting us again in the future.