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Ski moutaineering to the place of discovery of Ötzi

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  • Place of discovery of Ötzi
    Place of discovery of Ötzi
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schnalstal, Schnals
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moderate
Distance 17.3 km
5:21 h
843 m
2,024 m
3,282 m
2,015 m

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

 

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
3,282 m
Lowest point
2,015 m
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Coordinates:
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46.769792, 10.797651
DMS
46°46'11.3"N 10°47'51.5"E
UTM
32T 637252 5181151
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Getting there

Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Maso Corto/Kurzras

Coordinates

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46.769792, 10.797651
DMS
46°46'11.3"N 10°47'51.5"E
UTM
32T 637252 5181151
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.3 km
Duration
5:21 h
Ascent
843 m
Descent
2,024 m
Highest point
3,282 m
Lowest point
2,015 m
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1600 m 1800 m
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