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Sella Nevea is a winter resort in Friuli Venezia Giulia, north east of Italy. Situated at 1180m above sea level, Sella Nevea is part of Chiusaforte municipality. With an area of 7844 km² and 1. ...


For most of its life Sella Nevea was an agricultural area. It was the scene of a battle in World War I. Combatants Allied Powers: France Italy Russia Serbia United Kingdom United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria Germany Ottoman Empire Commanders Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Ferdinand Foch Georges Clemenceau Luigi Cadorna Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Wilhelm II Paul von Hindenburg Reinhard Scheer Franz Josef I Conrad von...

Sella Nevea started its modern development in 1970, when the first ski plants were built. Projected to be a heaven of the winter sports, Sella Nevea developments suffered from a drastic step back, when the location was deemed at risk, after a series of avalanches stroke it in 1976.

In 1980, the company that managed the ski plants went busted and the going concern was guaranteed by the local regional government. In the 90s, Sella Nevea ski plants fell under the control of Promotur, a state owned but independent company, which took in charge all of the 5 main regional winter resorts.

In the 90s Sella Nevea suffered from progressive neglecting that made it be abandon by the mass tourism. Promotur said repetitively that despite the immense potential of the location, nothing could have been done, before protecting the village against avalanches.

In 2002, the works to put Sella Nevea in safety against avalanches were completed. In the meantime, exactly because of its consistent lack of mass tourism, the location grew in importance as an important ski racing training camp. Also, it acquired the fame to offer free from crowds slopes that appealed the real ski lovers.

In 2005, news were given that Sella Nevea will receive substantial funds that will allow the replacement of some osbsolete ski plant and the construction of a cableway that will connect the location to the near Bovec, one of the largest winter resorts in Slovenia. Bovec is a small alpine town in northwestern Slovenia. ...

The cross border link of the 2 resorts is meant to be completed by 2008/2009.

The location

Sella Nevea offers facilities and plants for winter sports, like alpine ski, cross-country ski, snowboard and ice skating. The abundance of virgin spaces, not touched by ski plants developments, is particularly advantageous for off-slopes downhill skiing.

In the summer, the location is used as a base for mountain trekking and rock climbing.

Close places of interest

At 10km is the picturesque and uncontaminated Raibl lake (also known as "lago di Cave del Predil" or "lago del Predil"), with green and turquoise shimmering waters, used for canoeing, windsurfing and other beach-like activities.

At 6km, the magnificent Montasio plateau, famous for the homonymous cheese (the Italian Cedar)

At 22 km , Tarvisio Tarvisio (German und Friulian: Tarvis, slovenian: Trbiž) is a town in Italy located in the northeastern part of the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the Province of Udine, at the border both to Austria and Slovenia, in the Val Canale. ...

At 40 km, Kranjska Gora,the biggest of the Slovenia winter resorts. Area: 256. ...

At 40 km, Bovec, world famous for canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Bovec is a small alpine town in northwestern Slovenia. ...

At 60km. the renowned Austrian lake district, the Austrian “Riviera”

At 46 km, Nassfeld Ski Arena (passo Pramollo), one of the largest ski areas in Austria

At 80 km, Udine Udine (Friulian Udin, Slovene Videm) is a city in the north-east of Italy, capital of the historical region of Friuli, in the middle of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche), less than 40 km far from the Slovenian border. ...



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