Valle Aurina is the most northern region of Italy, located close to Austria’s border between Zillertal and Pusteral Alpen. There are 84 summits exceeding 3000m above the sea level. The highest one is Dreiherrenspitze – 3499m. This region of Italy is one of the few places which over the years has managed to preserve its natural beauty and why some people think it is the most breathtaking region in the entire South Tirol (Alto Adige). Aurina’s valley is a very popular destination in the summer for hiking but during winter time it is an undiscovered gem. There are two main ski areas: Speikboden and Klausberg. They are 10 kilometers apart but there is a free ski bus running every 20min between them. The ski pass is very affordable and is valid for both areas. It gives you access to 48 kilometres of ski slopes for all levels. This region has very modern ski lifts and well prepared slopes. According to www.skiresort.de this region was voted the best of the Alps in 2007/8. Additional advantages: - It has the highest cablelift in Southern Tirol which can accommodate 8 people; - Snowpark for fun riding amateurs; - ‘Klausi-Land‘ and ‘Mini Ski Club‘ for children; and - For those who love sunbathing there is a beautifully located sunny plateau Monte Spico (2350 meters above the sea level). .