Shopping on Black Friday might be an adrenaline rush for bargain-hunters. But just about everyone agrees a ride down Cleveland Metroparks twin toboggan chutes is an exhilarating, heart-pumping wild ride. Opening day for the 2014 - 2015 toboggan season kicks off on Friday, November 28 with special extended after-Thanksgiving Day hours from noon to 10:30 p.m. at the Chalet located in Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville.
Riders scream with delight, hoot and holler as they plunge 70 feet down this one-of-a-kind ride - the only public toboggan chutes in Ohio. Toboggans can reach speeds up to 50 mph depending upon the weather conditions (the refrigerated ice chutes can operate with or without snow)! Riders climb 108 steps to the top of the chutes and the Chalet's lift system effortlessly transports the toboggans uphill where they are unloaded by Chalet staff.
Guests can warm up and relax inside the rustic Chalet and enjoy a warm drink and tasty treats from the snack bar. The Chalet's main gathering area features two fireplaces, a large-screen TV, indoor restrooms and a loft with video games.
Tobogganing hours are:
Thursdays: (January, February and March 2015) 6 - 10 p.m.
Fridays: 6 - 10:30 p.m.
Saturdays: noon to 10:30 p.m.
Sundays: noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12 (all day pass), children* 11 and younger, $10 (all day pass), and one-time riders are $6.
*Children must be at least 48� tall to ride and accompanied by an adult.
Season toboggan passes are available for purchase online or at the Chalet. Each season pass purchased beginning November 1 through December 24 is discounted and includes a special gift. Gift packs can be picked up at the Chalet when purchasing season passes or on the first visit.
Rates for Season Toboggan Passes are:
Regular rate Discounted rate (if purchased November 1 through December 24)
Adult $60 $54
Child $50 $45
Family $150 $135
For season passes, group discounts, private rentals, special promotions and extended December holiday hours, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/tchutes or call 440-572-9990.
The Chalet Toboggan Chutes are located in Cleveland Metroparks Chalet Recreation Area, 16200 Valley Parkway, in Mill Stream Run Reservation, between routes 42 and 82 in Strongsville.
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