Planica is the western most valley in the northwest part of Julian Alps. It is also reffered to as The valley under Ponce or the valley of ski jumps. At its end it traverses into one of the most beautiful parts of Slovenia - Tamar. Ponce (2274 m) on the west side, Cipernik and Mojstrovka on the east and Jalovec rising over Tamar make the borderline of the valley of ski jumps. On the slope just above Tamar is the well of Nadiža, the first of Sava Dolinka's wells. As a distinctively alpine valley, Planica has a mountain climate with long, cold and snowy winters. The nearest town is Rateče, above which at a distance of approximately 3 kilometres is the triple border of Austria-Italy-Slovenia. The next closest town is 11 kilometres away - Kranjska Gora, which is famous for its alpine skiing contests for Vitranc trophy. The only way to get to Planica with a vehicle, is to take a road that branches off in Rateče. Access from Slovenia is via Ljubljana (100 km) - Kranj - Jesenice - Kranjska Gora - Rateče. Visitors from Austria can take the Karavanke tunel or Korensko sedlo border cross and proceed towards Rateče, the ones from Italy can take the road from Trevisio to the border crossing in Rateče.