If you've ever had the desire to learn to luge but didn't know where to begin, here's some good news. In western Michigan, there's a really cool spot that will not only teach you how to luge but make the experience unforgettable.

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The Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park luge track is one of only four luge tracks in the United States. According to their website, it's the only kunstbahn track (German for artificial track) made from natural ice and not refrigerated.

The track is a whopping 850 feet long and was designed by three-time Olympian Frank Masley. You'll hit speeds of 30 MPH while twisting and turning around its six curves.

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What Will You Learn?

 

At Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park, experienced instructors will teach you the basics of using the luge sled, including steering and stopping. Most of the time, you'll get to enjoy the thrill of free sliding. Towards the end, there's a friendly competition, and the fastest sliders can win gold, silver, or bronze medals.

You must be at least 48 inches tall and at least 65 lbs to get a lesson.

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What Does it Cost to Learn to Luge?

At the cost of $65, you'll receive a 2.5-hour session inclusive of instructions, equipment, and slide time. The rate increases to $75 during holiday weekends, while Wednesdays and Thursdays offer a discounted rate of $35.

 

What if There's a Weather Cancellation?

The unseasonably warm weather this season increases the likelihood that Mother Nature may not cooperate.

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park:

Our luge track is made with natural snow and ice. In the event of warm weather, we may not be able to operate the luge track. But there's no risk for you. If we have to cancel your reservation due to weather changes or unforeseen changes, we'll give you the option for a full refund or to reschedule your session for a later date.

Other winter activities at the park include ice skating and snowshoeing.

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park is located at 462 North Scenic Dr. in Muskegon.

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