Oetzi Peak
Oetzi Peak

Iceman Oetzi Peak

The viewing platform on the Val Senales Glacier offers a magnificent view on Oetzi’s habitat in his last days

High above Maso Corto rises the icy giant of the Val Senales Glacier, a popular hiking destination in summer and a ski area for most of the year, which is known as Alpin Arena Senales. Anyone who has climbed the steep rock faces by cable car from Maso Corto and arrived at 3,212 m a.s.l. will be rewarded with an incomparable panoramic view. From the Croda dei Cornacchie mountain station with its Glacier Hotel, the highest hotel in Europe, there is a safe ascent of 40 metres to the "Iceman Oetzi Peak" viewing platform, which was opened in summer 2020.

The name was chosen deliberately because Oetzi was already on his way in this mountain world 5,300 years ago. The South Tyrolean steel construction offers a view on the snowfield of Mt. Similaun (3,606 m a.s.l.), where the world famous glacier mummy was found in 1991. And while in the valley the archeoParc Val Senales tells of the Iceman and the life of his time, here his immediate surroundings can be experienced. Furthermore, the Hochjochferner, a glacier in the Oetztal Alps between the Val Senales and the Vent Valley, and the watershed that forms the national border between Austria and Italy can also be seen from here.

From here the water flows into the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The transhumance path, part of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO, can also be seen. 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 Oetztal valley in North Tyrol.

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Opening times

  • Sat 18 May closed
  • Sun 19 May closed
  • Mon 20 May closed
  • Tue 21 May closed
  • Wed 22 May closed
  • Thu 23 May closed
  • Fri 24 May closed

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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


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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