- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Sandia Peak owners want to build a mountain roller coaster to attract tourists to one of Albuquerque’s top spots.

Sandia Peak Ski Company and Peak Dining LLC are asking for a $9 million Industrial Revenue Bond to build the roller coaster. The money also would be used for a new restaurant, bistro and bar.

Sandia Peak president Benny Abruzzo says coaster riders would start at the top of the tram, and zip down the mountain.

Bernalillo County commissioners agreed Tuesday to consider financial incentives.

The bond would be sold to investors and the company would pay that money back.

If Sandia Peak gets the funding, they hope to complete the mountain coaster and restaurant by 2018.

The U.S. Forest Service would have to approve any plans for a roller coaster.


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