Ski touring and splitboard course in Austria

“A small group tour, seven days, with fully guided ski touring and splitboarding. This is a trip for more experienced skiers. Based in a family run chalet, it’s a quiet and totally quality week on in East Tyrol.”


Guided ski touring | Typical Austrian chalet in Hohe Tauern National Park | Kalser Valley | Kals am Grossglockner | View of Grossglockner | Some skiing experience necessary | Five fully guided ski tours

Description of Ski touring and splitboard course in Austria

MoaAlm Mountain Retreat was recently featured in The Guardian, in a list of 'mind, body and spirit breaks'.

This week Austria long ski touring holiday and splitboard course is based in a stunning, tranquil part of East Tyrol, at the foot of Grossglockner, Austria’s highest peak. Here we own a family owned chalet, restored lovingly to accommodate twelve people in six rooms, all with mountain views. Consequently, this ski touring week is only with a small group, enabling us to explore some stunning back country slopes and valleys, accompanied by your expert guide.
You will require a good level of fitness for this activity holiday, and although you don’t have to have advanced techniques under your belt, you should be able to ride down a black slope, and a little experience of off piste skiing or snowboarding will come in handy. So, for example, be prepared to ascend 700-1200 vertical metres in a day.

If you are novice in ski touring or snow boarding, this isn’t a problem as we will be able to teach you all the techniques you need. We also offer some training on avalanche awareness and rescue techniques. Even if you have done this before, we feel it is always worth a bit of repetition! You will have five fully guided ski tours during the week.

Equipment – what is included

Please note that you will need to bring your own ski equipment for this trip. You can also hire items locally, or back home, and do talk to us for more details on that. So, you will need to bring the following items: Touring skis, splitboard, snowboard, ski skins and crampons, snowshoes & telescope poles for snowboarders, touring shoes and bindings, avalanche safety equipment. You will also need to get your own ski insurance and ski lift passes if needed.


MoaAlm is at an elevation of 1800m, in the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park. It is a traditional mountain chalet, lovingly restored, and as well as charming ensuite rooms there are plenty of communal lounge spaces as well as a terrace with superb views. The nearest village is Kals am Grossglockner which is three kilometres away. There are plenty of ski touring routes right on our doorstep. We also pride ourselves on our fantastic locally sourced food, and our chef prepares fine mountain fare. You won’t go hungry on this trip. All breakfasts, six dinners (with wine or beer), packed lunches and afternoon tea with plenty of cake are all included in the price of the holiday.

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

MoaAlm is situated at 1800m, it is 2km up the mountain from the settlement of Taurer. We are living in the middle of the national Park Hohe Tauren. We love the nature that surrounds us and we do everything in our power to sustain it.

Some days may involve carrying a picnic on a tour - guests will be actively involved in carrying out waste. We often take out more waste than our own.

Our water is supplied directly from a mountain spring and we use water saving tabs and shower heads in most rooms. All the cleaning product we use to keep the house and our linen and towels clean are biodegradable.

Our heating system is a brand new 'eco' pellet burning system. The P4 pellet system has won many international quality awards in EU and USA, the most prestigious of all are the Blue Angel and the Austrian Ecolabel.

Even in winter our south facing position can also provide supplementary energy from our solar bank.

The Impacts of this Trip

Guests will eat out for lunch on occasion and one evening at local recommended restaurants.

The area also has an excellent ski school and advanced mountain guiding network of instructors that guests may choose to take advantage of. All fresh food and drink and will be sourced locally where possible.

We will be employing a team of 4 full time staff who will receive a generous package of accommodation, food, ski pass and salary. Opportunities will also be available through our staff incentive scheme to participate in training courses annually. This scheme is in place to encourage staff to make this a rewarding full time lifestyle choice that can be sustainable rather than just a seasonal short term option.

Local tradesmen have been involved in the renovation of MoaAlm and we have pleased to find a number of high quality, locally produced materials to use in the refurbishment. These tradesmen are highly skilled particularly in mediums of wood, stone and locally produced felt.


2 Reviews of Ski touring and splitboard course in Austria

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

A great group of snowboarders and skiers with the flexibility to go to different parts of the mountain every day in search of powder (which we found)! I also enjoyed the mix of touring and free riding adjusted to the preferences of the group. Plus the chance to try out cross country skiing on the last day was great! Ending with a soak in the hot tub as the sun sets is pretty special too.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

To enjoy this you'll need to be reasonably fit (as a skier at least), as the days are quite long. I had done a little bit of ski touring before but not too much so it was a good level for a relative beginner. Everything else was as or better than I expected! The local ski shop has all the touring kit you could need to hire at a high standard, would recommend hiring light touring skis and any safety equipment you need there, especially if you need to pay to bring them on the plane.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Use of local facilities and guides and local produce definitely does benefit the local market.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great holiday, the right mix of free ride, touring and luxury which I was looking for. Food was amazing, I have a new found love for vegetarian food, as is Moa Alm, a great place to stay and decompress! Plus it really did feel like a family atmosphere.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Rachel - thanks very much indeed for leaving this lovely and detailed review for us. We are chuffed to bits that you had such a good time and really hope that you will return in the future for another touring adventure... or just one of our standard winter/summer holidays! :o) Thanks again, Polly

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