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Forest Services seeks community input on proposed Sandia Peak mountain coaster

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Updated: February 28, 2021 09:33 PM
Created: February 28, 2021 06:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –In most parts of New Mexico, a mountain coaster is sort of a foreign idea. However, Sandia Peak Ski Area could soon get one.

The proposed project would have more than 4,000 feet of track and allow riders to traverse the natural terrain.  Sandia Peak said the coaster would also provide year-round activities at the ski area, which would draw tourists and let them hold onto more staff. 

“If I was in Albuquerque I would come up here for a mountain coaster,” said one resident. 

“Yeah, sounds fun. From what you described sounds like an interesting thing to do,” said another resident. 

Before the project is approved, the Forest Service is seeking feedback from the public. 

According to Sandia Peak’s website, construction could start as soon as this spring and be open for business by summer 2021. 

For more information about the project, click here.

To submit feedback to the Forest Service, click here. The soft deadline to submit feedback to the Forest Service is March 30.


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