The Oetztal Alps (Italian: Alpi Venoste) are a mountain range in the Central Eastern Alps, in the State of Tirol in southern Austria and the Province of South Tirol in northern Italy.

There is a longstanding tradition in the Tirol area where farmers from Sarntal (Italian: Sarentino) brought their sheep to the Oetztal region. Transumanza, the practice of moving livestock from one grazing ground to another in a seasonal cycle, typically to lowlands in winter and highlands in summer, is well established in Tirol.

Tirolean mountain sheep provide the wool that we use to make TirolWool® Celliant®, our innovative insulation technology, so Salewa has a strong connection with the region.

In addition, the snow-topped peaks, rock formations, mighty glacier snouts and wild seclusion of the high-alpine upper Oetztal Valley makes great terrain for our Get Vertical events.