Il Covo playground is an area entirely dedicated to the little explorers of Monte Rosa and is open, with some modifications for some games, even during the winter season to have fun even in the snow.
A few steps from the arrival station of the Mera chairlift, there is a real entertainment village, built with wooden structures. Perfect for those looking for play, nature and relaxation in the summer, great for those who want to enjoy the mountains in winter even without skiing.
There are swings, slides, rope walls, small rope bridges to cross and a large pirate ship to explore. The raft to cross the lake is operational during the summer season, but during the winter season it is worthily replaced by a safe bobsleigh area with always free access.
How to reach it? Just take the road that crosses the center of Mera up to the ski lift area. It is a dirt path, covered in snow in winter but beaten, wide and flat, suitable for everyone, which leads to the park in about 15 minutes on foot. Next to the games, the Campo Bar Restaurant has an internal room and a large wooden terrace. It overlooks where the children play and is perfect for watching them, or for a snack with them while they catch their breath! Continuing a few more steps you come across La Casera Bianca, a farmhouse at high altitude surrounded by animals and nature!
In a panoramic position, just below the Cima Camparient and next to the Boschetto Bar, the La Tana di Meraviglio playground is a mix of underpasses, slides, strange communication devices, spinning carousels and an imposing castle to explore, that of the great sage.
Here the atmosphere is sparkling and the view of Monte Rosa and the slopes is entrancing! The structures are made of wood and are all accessible even in winter on the snow. The terrace of the famous meeting point of Mera, the Boschetto, overlooks the playground.
How to reach it? Those who want to visit it during a break from skiing will find it on the left along the M1A Camparient slope. Those who want to reach it on foot or with snowshoes can follow the Fuchsia route, which starts from the center of Mera and winds through the woods for about 30 minutes.
The bobsleigh area at Alpe di Mera is protected with safety nets and can be easily reached with the ski lifts.
Mera is a paradise for families and for all those who love to enjoy the beauty of the mountains not only on the ski slopes. To reach it, just leave the car in Scopello, in Piazzale Seggiovie, and take the red chairs of the lift that will take you up to an altitude of 1,560 metres.
Once you have finished this scenic journey into nature, you will have to follow the signs and take the road that leads to the town centre. You will find the slope after about 15 minutes on foot on a snow-covered and flat road, near the Il Covo di Meraviglio playground and the ski lift in the Alpe Campo area
The view of the southern face of our Massif from here is unparalleled. Furthermore, access is always free and open!