The first plants
The first ropeway in the region was built in
the ropeway to Monte Santo, near Isonzo river just over Nova Gorica,
destroyed during bombardments in 1943 and rebuilt some years later when it
was in Jugoslavian territory.
It's important to remember the Monte Lussari ropeway in Valbruna (near Tarvisio),
built in 1960 and substituted in the eighties by a gondola. In 1949, in Ravascletto, Graffer
Trento realized the first chairlift in the region: the "Cuel Piciùl"
and a couple of years later, in Tarvisio, was built the particular plant of "Priesnig"
During the sixties a new village was born: Sella Nevea. It started with a
couple of skilifts, then the aerial tramway by Ceretti & Tanfani (1970)
recently renewed. It's the only place where skiing is possible also during
spring (and sometimes also during summer) in Sella Prevala.
Friuli Venezia Giulia
has now 5 important skiing centres,
managed by the public regional company Promotur. All of them have artificial
snowing plants: Forni di Sopra,
and Sella Nevea-Monte Canin.
Moreover there are little localities,
with some skilifts managed by municipes, hotels or ski-clubs.
One of the more important ropeways is the detachable gondola in Camporosso (to
In the next season the link from Sella Nevea to Bovec (Slovenia)
should be completed. This will allow Italians to ski on Kanin plants through
Another project, which will be shortly realized, is the link from Pontebba
Nassfeld pass (Austria), where there are
over 30 lifts that serve about 100 Km of slopes.
Finally, there also is an ambitious and interesting idea regarding the zone
Razzo-Mediana in Forni di Sopra. The development would be in the northern
side of Varmost, but now it's only a dream...
Forni di Sopra
- Sella Nevea -