Are you ever too old to win a race? Not for this Momma, and so the second I could let off the breaks on my cart I did, quickly whipping me around the corner faster than I had anticipated and yet at the perfect speed. Not to be outdone by their Mom, my kids quickly crept up, their lack of weight in the cart working against them. It was time to hone in skills and strategically navigate around the corner in order to catch up with their old Mom. And they did… passing me with glee as they sailed across the finish line before me.
Downhill Karting, or Skyline Luge as the locals call it, is over 1800 meters long descending over 100 meters, with 50 twists and turns to keep you steering hard and “racing” around each corner. Accessible only via chairlift, drivers will maneuver these purpose-built karts, allowing full control over their sped and direction using a unique braking and steering system. As long as you’re 110cm’s in height and six years old you can drive your own cart (little riders are welcome to tandem with an adult driver). Simple to use by only having to pull back on the handlebars to slow down or stop, or if you like to go a little faster, push forward and let gravity pull you down the mountainside.
4 Tips To Make Most Out Of Your Karting Experience:
- Go Early – We loved no lines and the ability to do multiple rounds on the karts.
- Dress Light – You can wear a backpack if you need to but otherwise leave bulky gear in the car.
- Layer Up – In the mountains, it can be a bit chilly in the morning on the chairlift so layer up so you can stay warm for your whole adventure.
- Order Pics – My kids loved the action photos that were available for purchase after the adventure. Especially one of them crossing the finish line before me!