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Alpine slide proposed for Spirit Mountian ski area in Duluth

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DULUTH -- Spirit Mountain ski area in Duluth is making a move to become a year-round destination with construction of an Alpine Coaster ride.

The attraction would be open all year and whisk riders down a winding, 3,500-foot stainless steel track at speeds up to 26 mph. Riders, who are seat-belted in, can control the speed.

When the ride down the 750-foot vertical drop is over, riders simply stay on the coaster and are pulled back up to the top of the hill.

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