One of the Alps’ favourite passes, the Stilfser Joch is called “the queen of the pass roads” and is the highest mountain in Italy. The passage between the Alta Valtellina and the Vinschgau has been in use since the Bronze Age. The first pass road dates back to the 19th century. The “Passa di Stelvio” is a great favourite, especially with bikers. Postbus passengers enjoy using the Stelvio line, which goes from Val Müstair to the Valtellina via the Umbrail Pass / Stilfser Joch. In this way, by linking the Val Müstair to the Valtellina, it combines a high-Alpine pass adventure with an Italian-southerly flair. Another thrill is the singular view from the summit of the Ortler; it is 3,905 metres above sea level. The Stilfser Joch is moreover the only non-winter ski resort in the Alps.