A Classic Piece of Camelback Returns

Visitors taking a slide down memory lane

TANNERSVILLE, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - An iconic piece of Camelback Resort has returned, with a new name and design.

It starts with a slow ski lift ride up Camelback Mountain.

"It's very exhilarating, in a different kind of way!" says Maneeta Sawhney of New Jersey.

On the way up, you'll take in a birds eye view of the peaceful Poconos.

"It was really beautiful," smiles Savera Rigby of New Jersey

Once at the top, the real adventure starts. Riders sit on a cart and take exhilarating twists and turns down the mountain.
 
Using a throttle, riders can adjust how fast or slow they go. The carts reach up to 25 miles an hour.

"It's super fun!" Ridby exclaims.

It is called the Pocono Pipeline, and it is back by popular demand.

"It's nice because it curves in and out of the trees. It's a nice, long ride and takes about three minutes to get down," A.J. Stack, Event Manager at Camelback Resort, explains.

The original ride was called the Alpine Slide. The attraction opened in the late 1970's and closed fourteen years ago when the manufacturing company stopped making parts for it.

"Everyone grew up coming and riding the Alpine Slide. We wanted to do our own take on it," Stack adds.

The original was made of concrete. The new version features fiberglass, for a smoother, safer ride.

Andrew Parke rode the Alpine Slide growing up. Twenty years later, he's back, gliding down memory lane.

"We would ski up the mountain all the time and see the old one and tell the kids about it, that we used to do it. So it's nice to have this new one so they can relive the memories we had as kids," says Andrew Parke of Easton.

A classic piece of Camelback returning once again.

The ride costs ten dollars per person. It's open seven days a week.


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