Near Belluno, the Tyrolean company Sunkid was able to help create an exemplary adventure land
The valley basin of Sappada is located between the Cadore, the Carnica and Austria, at the northernmost end of the upper Piave Valley. In the winter season it is possible to practice a wide variety of sports on snow and ice: skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, winter hiking, carving, telemark, sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling and mountaineering on glacier ice. There are 20 km of ski slopes of various levels of difficulty in the area with 16 chair and drag lifts. Winter tourism and skiing have a long tradition in Sappada: the single-seat chairlift "Monte Ferro" was installed at the end of the forties and still works today. The development program for the next few years foresees the modernization of both the lifts and the slopes. The most important innovation is undoubtedly the connection with the neighboring Friuli Venezia Giulia region through the new 4-seater chairlift "Monte Siera" with an intermediate station and automatic coupling.
The play park Nevelandia
Ski Program Spa is a company with private capital, which is also the owner of the chairlift "Col dei Mughi". The entrepreneurial foresight of this group of people, led by GF Pietro Bonanni, is to thank for the creation of Nevelandia.
With an area of 70,000 square meters, it is probably the largest playground in the Italian Alps, even if at the moment only part of it is equipped with games typical of a playground.
The opening of Nevelandia has been welcomed by everyone in Sappada as a great attraction for foreign guests and local families. The area extends to the south of the town between the road that crosses the town and the Piave River. To facilitate parking, the entrances are located at strategic points. Next to the cashier's house begins the first of the five Sunkid conveyor belts with which Nevelandia is equipped. With the help of two more, you can reach the highest point, where all the sports and amusement facilities are.
Varied attractions for all ages
In the center of the park there is a skating rink and sports equipment rental. All games and amusements are practically concentrated around this center. Two snow tubing tracks of different length and difficultyalso lead downhill fromhere.
Nevelandia provides guests with no less than 130 inflatable tires for this purpose, which are also used in the summer. Namely, on the 60 m long plastic track for the summer season. The spacious solarium near the skating rink offers parents and grandparents relaxation and an opportunity to sunbathe without losing sight of the children playing. The park also offers a range of equipment especially suitable for the very young: the snow carousel, inflatable animals, swings, slides and"Sappy", the park's mascot.
Successful from the start
The construction of this very special attraction has cost the municipality a great deal of financial effort. It will take a few years to pay for itself, but Nevelandia is considered a real asset to all that Sappada has to offer. The entrance fee for the Nevelandia play park has been set at - 10. "The balance of the first winter season was very positive, certainly thanks to the abundant snow that fell, which certainly favored the launch of Nevelandia," explains GF Bonanni.
"For the future, we are also considering the use of technical snowmaking. Starting next season, we also plan to install many more playground equipment and amusement options in the Sunkid Play Park." bst
Overview of SunKid Moving Carpet in Neverlandia:
|Length||90 m||120 m||9 m||111 m||150 m|
|Drive||11 KW||15KW||11 KW||15 KW||15 KW|
|Gradient||13 %||11 %||15 %||10 %||12 %|
|Speed||0.6 m/sec||0.6 m/sec||0.6 m/sec||0.6 m/sec||0,6 m/sec|
|Capacity||1440 pers/h||1290 pers/h||1440 pers/h||1400 pers/h||1050 pers/h|