In winter, the interior of the cottages was fully renovated, giving them even more elegance and comfort. The cottages were newly insulated, all furniture was replaced, the bathrooms were enlarged …
We are proud to have obtained the Gold Travelife environmental certificate. With it, we have committed ourselves to continue respecting the environment, tradition, cultural and historical heritage, and to further connect with the local environment.
The Bernese Mountain Dog Ash is born on 14 July 2018. Although large and weighing over 50 kilograms, he is the kindest dog in the world. He thanks you in advance for scratching him!
An investment in the energy improvement of Nebesa Chalets in the amount of €200,000 is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund (www.eu-skladi.si). Nebesa can now boast self-sufficiency in terms of energy and practically zero carbon footprint.More about the operation
After 15 years, Katja and Bojan hand over the baton to Nebesa to their daughter Maja and her family. They move from Ljubljana “back to the mountain heaven” and now Maja, Samo and their children Jan and Gal are also part of the Nebesa family.
Newfoundlands Pupa and Lola have been a part of life at Nebesa for 14 years. They are kind, smart and loyal.
Nebesa has become more and more famous. Numerous articles in domestic and foreign media have placed Nebesa on the pedestal of a modern tourist trend – boutique, personal, sustainable and green!
The Nebesa tourist settlement project and its architect Rok Klanjšček received three awards for architecture and were nominated for the prestigious European Mies van der Rohe Award.
Nebesa took in the first guest for Christmas and New Year’s holidays in 2003. The reactions were amazing. It is mostly due to the visibility of architectural awards and “mouth-to-mouth” compliments that occupancy has grown day after day.
In May 2002, machines started buzzing in Ručnovka after a long time. The construction of a tourist settlement lasted a year and a half. Nebesa was built mostly by local contractors. This was not ordinary construction; the architectural ideas were innovative with several-tonne steel frames, huge glass surfaces, larch and dry walls made of indigenous rock.
The end of 1990s saw the onset of green winters, i.e. winters without snow. The ski resort failed miserably. In the end, the lodge burnt down. The land plot began to be overgrown by bushes and there was garbage everywhere. A sad view of the former skiing heaven!
In the second half of 1990s, the ski resort was taking its last gasps. It was primarily the setting of trade union races. The popularity of skiing redirected to higher-altitude and more modern ski resorts.
Although the ski resort was extremely modest in view of today’s conditions – three ski lifts with T-bars – people loved it. A hint of the Mediterranean, kind people, plenty of snow, a nice atmosphere at the hut ... sometimes, you had to wait for a T-bar for half an hour or more. But people were not in a hurry then.
The ski resort also had its own postcard. Hundreds of skiers would come from the entire Primorska region and the regions of Veneto and Friuli, and ski instructors at Livek would also teach skiing to residents of Trieste.
If you ask inhabitants of the Soča Valley where they learned to ski, the vast majority will tell you at Livek. This was also an occasional training slope for Jure Franko, an Olympic medal winner.
According to the law at the time, every ski resort had to have a room for first aid. The room was also provided with a bar, then a kitchen, a dining room and so on, making it a true ski lodge. It was so popular that locals named it “Nebesa” (heaven).
The first ski lift on the Livek ski slope had only two T-bars. Hence, a need for a new, more modern ski lift soon emerged. In the end, the popular ski resort in the Primorska region boasted three ski lifts.
A compulsory turn to an ever more popular ski slope. Convoys of vehicles used to be kilometres long. At the time, Livek had two guesthouses.
The Livek ski slope gets its first ski lift. The ski lift was branded Stemag and had only two wooden T-bars. Hence, entire families would ride one T-bar.
In mid 1930s, skiing became highly popular among women. They were dressed in a comfortable and fashionable outfit.
Locals used every minute of free time in winter for ski trips. They would head for Matajur or Kuk, underneath which Nebesa stands today, on foot.
The postcard dates back to 1930, when Livek was already called the winter pearl of the upper Posočje region. Somebody also wrote that it was the Friulian Davos. The plans to arrange a ski resort were also ambitious.
The Livek area lived through 10 frontier zones in 500 years. The picture dates back to the era of the Austrian monarchs, when the place was inhabited by 700 residents.