Family friendly, ideal landscape, easy to reach – the attributes of the alpine region NARA, located at 1500 to 2100 meters above sea level in the Swiss Blenio-Valley, in the southern part of the Alps. In 2003, a group of people created the non-profit association “Amici del Nara” (Friends of Nara) in order to maintain and operate the technical infrastructure of the Nara region. Every year, over 600 members perform thousands of hours of voluntary work maintaining and operating chair lifts, ski lifts, and the mountain restaurant, preparing slopes, hiking and biking trails.
A 200 KW Diesel Generator was used until recently to generate the electricity to operate the installations at the upper section of the area – an anachronism in this region with its beautifully renovated “Rustici” (alpine huts) and well-kept alpine hayfields.
This has changed in summer 2010: a 2.1 km long earth-laid power line connects the installations with the public grid at the lower part of the valley. But Nara is a long way off the main tourist-and-subsidy stream, therefore the investment exceeds the financial possibilities of our association by far.
You - as an individual, family, association, company or institution - can provide a substantial help by sponsoring a short or longer part of the power line with a lump-sum payment of an individually defined amount.
Our promise is to carry on preserving this inherent natural beauty with all our resources and personal engagement.
Thank you very much in advance for your highly appreciated generosity.
Amici del Nara
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 December 2010 23:59