Iceman Oetzi Peak
Iceman Oetzi Peak

Iceman Ötzi Peak

A new viewing platform was built on the Val Senales Glacier, which offers a magnificent view on Ötzi’s last habitat

The Val Senales Glacier, a popular hiking paradise in summer and a skiing area almost all year round, is easy to reach by cable car from Maso Corto. At the top, at proud 3,212 m a.s.l., an unforgettable panoramic view awaits you.

From the Croda delle Cornacchie mountain station with its Glacier Hotel, the highest hotel in Europe, there is a 40-metre climb to the new "Iceman Ötzi Peak" viewing platform, which was opened in summer 2020. The name was chosen deliberately because Ötzi was already at home in this magnificent mountain world 5,300 years ago. From the South Tyrolean steel construction you can enjoy a view on the snow field of Mt. Similaun (3,606 m a.s.l.), where Ötzi, the world-famous glacier mummy, was found in 1991.

From here you can also see the Hochjochferner, a glacier in the Ötztal Alps, and the watershed that forms the border between Austria and Italy. The path of transhumance, part of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO, is also visible. This is the path of the sheep to the summer pastures: Every year in mid-June shepherds move 3,000 - 4,000 sheep 44 km across the glacier to the Ötztal valley in North Tyrol.

Once back down in the valley, you can also visit the popular archeoParc Val Senales, which provides insights into the life of Ötzi, the Iceman.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 29 May closed
  • Thu 30 May closed
  • Fri 31 May closed
  • Sat 01 Jun closed
  • Sun 02 Jun closed
  • Mon 03 Jun closed
  • Tue 04 Jun closed

Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

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Maintenance works 2024 (08/04/2024 - 28/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Senales Glacier Cable Car - summer 2024 (29/06/2024 - 29/09/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:30
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:30
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:30
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:30
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:30

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 16:30

Admission

Iceman Oetzi Peak freely accessible

ascent and descent by Senales Glacier Cable Car - summer:
€ 31.00 adults
€ 15.00 children and young people (6-18 years)
€ 3.00 dogs

€ 62.00 family ticket (min. 3 members of the family)

discount for groups (20 and more persons)

day ticket for the glacier - summer:
€ 50.00 adults
€ 25.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

free for children under 6 years

More information

The Glacier Adventure Ticket for walking enthusiasts and winter hikers includes the ascent and descent with the Senales Glacier Cable Car and the Grawand and Gletschersee Chairlifts.

The opening hours correspond to the ones of the Senales Glacier Cable Car, in case of bad weather, the platform will be closed. Summer season start 2024 on June 29.

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