BOISE -- Bogus Basin's much-anticipated mountain coaster will open to riders Friday, Dec. 22.

The Glade Runner coaster, which uses gravity to send passengers along 4,330 feet of track, is the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The ride features dips, turns and two 360-degree circles and will begin and end at a new building next to the Simplot Lodge.

“We are very excited to bring this fantastic new attraction to Bogus Basin in time for the holidays,” General Manager Brad Wilson said in a release. “It will be awesome to watch Treasure Valley families having fun on the first mountain coaster in the Pacific Northwest.”

Daily operations will also begin on the mountain Friday, with the Coach Beginner Chairlift opening for the season.

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The mountain coaster opening, which was pushed back several times, coincides with Bogus Basin's 75th anniversary celebration. The event Friday will feature a DJ, $1 hot dogs and birthday cake served at 2 p.m.

The mountain coaster will run daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Riders are encouraged to dress warmly in winter coats, gloves and hats.

Guests must be at least 16 years old to ride the mountain coaster alone. For more information, visit Bogus Basin's website.

Rates for the mountain coaster are listed below:

o One Ride (single rider) $15

o One Ride (two people) $25

o Re-Ride (single rider) $10

o Re-Ride (two people) $15

o Bogus Basin season pass holders are eligible for discounts

o Purchase tickets in the rental shop on the mountain, or at the downtown sales office