Banner Elk’s Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster opens new attraction

Image of Wilderness Run Adventure Course courtesy of Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster.

RALEIGH — The Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster opened in the Banner Elk area by Tara and Eric Bechard in 2020 has announced the opening of a sister attraction, the Wilderness Run Adventure Course.

In a statement, Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster called the course “a must for fun and adventure in the High Country!”

The new attraction is a “multi-level elevated course” with 28 obstacles in a “series of activities designed to safely test your balance and climbing skills plus increase self-reliance.” Even young visitors can challenge themselves, as the adventure course also has a mini course for the “tiniest daredevils!”

“If you need a bold adventure, look no further!” Ashley Brown, Director of Marketing and Service for the company, said in a press release. “Whether you are zipping through the trees at the Alpine Coaster or climbing high in the treetops at the Adventure Course, we guarantee you an experience you will not forget!”

There are no reservations for the adventure course, however a registered check-in time is required to attend in order to account for arrival time and for the instructional portion built into each visit.

The course is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The final check-in each day is at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for ages eight and up is $42 and $10 for the Little Explorer course for young visitors ages two to seven.

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