Sunkid summer tubing in Metàbief

Sunkid, as a complete provider in the leisure sector, makes a valuable contribution to enriching the offer for summer guests in this region with its summer tubing facility

Place: Metabief /Year: 2012 / Product: Tubing

Moving Carpet:

  • Length: 72 meters
  • 750mm ruff-top surface
  • Speed up to 0,7 m/s
  • Gradient: 16
  • Drive: 11 KW motor
  • Capacity: up to 1350 persons/h

Summer tubing track:

  • length 1 x 25m, 2 x 110m
  • 2 or 3 steep curves
  • gradient approx. 14
Facts about the projects in Métabieg:
72 m
750 mm
Ruff top surface
11 kW
max. Speed:
0.7 m/sec
Ø Gradient :
16 %
Capacity :
1350 pph

The interesting key data of a summer tubing facility:

  • Length variable in each case in 1.25 m steps - recommended minimum 25 m and maximum 150 m
  • width 2,00 m
  • slope from 10 % to 25
  • Metal base elements with lateral guiding webs which are covered with a plastic sliding mat. This mat has been specially developed and has comparable sliding properties to snow.
  • Very quick and easy assembly and disassembly
  • Steep curve elements with a length of 1.80 m with adjustable radius and inclination
  • Foam protection pads at the entrance and exit of the curve as well as at the upper edge of the steep curve
Summer tubing facility
Length Valley-ride:
150 m
Mountain conveyor system:
Ø Gradient Valley-ride:
25 %

As in many other ski resorts, the Métabief ski resort is increasingly focusing on a year-round offer for the guests of this region. In addition to the expansion of offers for mountain bikers, numerous attractions for families have also been planned and implemented. One of the most successful investments is the Sunkid summer tubing facility.


But what is the secret of this success? After numerous successfully implemented projects, some points have emerged that are also positively mentioned again and again by customers. As already mentioned at the beginning, a summer tubing facility enriches the summer offer in many regions. The relatively low investment costs required often pay for themselves after just one season. Customers are also very positive about the fact that no terrain corrections are necessary for most installations. In addition, the easy-to-use modular design allows for extremely short assembly and disassembly times as well as changes in length and location at any time. In principle, the running costs are also very manageable. In addition to low maintenance costs, only one supervisor is usually required to ensure smooth operation.


Low maintenance costs - high profitability

Of course, the success of a plant depends on its utilization and length. In Métabief, for example, guests have access to three lifts with a total length of 250 meters, which are accessed by a 72-meter conveyor belt. Further advantages result from the possibility of using "hardware" that has already been used in winter. Often operators of ski stations install a summer tubing facility, as this allows them to put the Moving Carpet as well as the Snowtubes (with hard bottom) to a year-round use. And this not only to the delight of the operator, but also the summer guests.

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