Ski moutaineering to the place of discovery of Ötzi

General description

Starting point: Mountain station Grawand (3,212 m a.s.l) or Refuge Bella Vista (2,842 m a.s.l)
Ascent: 700 m elevation gain, 3 hours
Best time: November to May

Descend to the edge of the right-hand tongue of the Hochjoch glacier at approx. 2,700 m a.s.l. Follow the hilly moraine ridges rising diagonally eastwards until you come to a short, steep slope and the edge of the glacier. The trail continues over a wide but rather flat glacier to Hauslabjoch pass at 3,279 m a.s.l with spectacular views. From this point, you already have an unimpeded view of the Ötzi pyramid. After a short downhill trek you come to the stone pyramid at 3,210 m a.s.l. Descend using the same route and then the valley trail to Maso Corto/Kurzras.

For intermediate level skiers with Alpine experience


Description to arrive at destination

Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Maso Corto/Kurzras


parking place in front of the village Maso Corto/Kurzras, free, unguarded

Public transport

with the SAD bus line no. 261 to Maso Corto/Kurzras

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