Conveyor belt: Two Conveyor Belts lead through earth tunnels

Métabief (France): Exceptional roofing for the passenger conveyor belt at the Jura Kid Park

Located in the Jura Mountains in the east of France right near the border with Switzerland, is the Métabief Ski Resort which has directed its offer especially to families. One of these offers focuses on the youngest visitors up to the age of about 10; a very special kids’ ski area has been created for them. The area named Jura Kid Park is situated at the edge of the ski resort, without any “through traffic” and is therefore somewhat more quiet. Yet the terrain here had originally been relatively flat for a kids’ ski area. The idea came about to develop the slope by creating two mounds.

Now the terrain offers a variety of gradients and provides one or actually two additional attractions for young guests. These are two Sunkid Conveyor Belts, each with a length of 88 feet (27m) which are protected not as is usually the case by galleries, but by tunnels which run through these mounds. The tunnels themselves had been built by a local construction company, the wooden walkway and doors along with both Conveyor Belts had been delivered and installed by Sunkid France.

The stones spread out over the surface of the tunnel, as well as fences to secure areas above the entry and exit points provide no indication that this could be an “artificially” laid out mound. The large Indian tepee, as well as the themed foam figures additionally create a feel-good atmosphere and expertly round of the image of a harmonious kids’ ski area.


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