World's largest slip 'n' slide festival opens on ski slopes and spans 1.5 miles

Summer has finally arrived in the US in the form of the longest inflatable slip ‘n’ slide festival in the world.

The UK can only look on in jealousy while it melts in a heatwave as people in Pennsylvania are treated to 8,000ft of water slides in the mountains.

Slide The Slopes opened last Friday on one of the largest peaks in the Lehigh Valley at Beaver Creek Mountain Resort.

The travelling course, which spans 1.5 miles and contains more than 20 routes, will stay on the mountain until September.

Visitors are transported up the mountain on ski lifts and conveyors before taking part in the fun.

The festival is the only waterside event to take place on ski slopes.

Adults and children alike have been pictured enjoying the cooling water in the 30-degree heat.

Many have raved about the event on social media.

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‘I was there on opening day, and had a blast! It’s a lot faster than it looks… trust me!’ one person wrote.

Another said: ‘The most fun I’ve had in years! Fast, fun and WET! You can’t beat the thrill of rocketing down the slopes.’

The festival, aimed at families, is open daily with tickets starting at $35 for a two-hour time slot.

Slide The Slopes also offers family four-pack passes and group packages at discounted rates.

Tickets are available for purchase online and parking is free.

Coronavirus safety measures are in place to protect both staff and visitors.

Due to the popularity of the event, several time slots have already sold out and people are encouraged to book tickets early.

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