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Issue Date: December 2010

The Chalet's Toboggan Chutes

No need to wait until May for that racing, dipping roller coaster thrill. Ice and gravity power the Cleveland Metroparks' twin toboggan chutes in Strongsville.

By The Numbers

Vertical drop: 66 feet
Weight of toboggan: 37 lbs.
Steps up to chutes: 124
Maximum speed achieved: 45 mph
Riders per year: 40,000
Length of chutes (slope + runoff): 700 feet
Temperature of refrigerated chute: 18° - 20°F

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