Austrian winter walking holiday
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Description of Austrian winter walking holiday
This winter walking holiday is hosted at MoaAlm, a unique, beautifully designed mountain house, situated high in the Austrian Alps.
With the focus on being RelaxinglyActive the holidays we offer are a healthy balance of fresh air, mountain activities and great freshly cooked plant based food. A holiday at MoaAlm puts you right at the heart of our warm family atmosphere, with dedicated, enthusiastic staff, and a cosy but stylish living space.
WINTER WALKING AND SNOW SHOE HIKING:
We believe there is more to winter in the Alps than just skiing. Situated at 1800m, MoaAlm offers a superb base from which to explore the breathtaking mountains of East Tirol on foot. Our Austrian hiking guide will teach you how to use snow shoes before taking you on stunning hikes through beautiful snow laden forests and on high Alpine ridges.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
A popular sport in Europe, cross country skiing is done on a relatively flat course and is a really fun way to explore the valleys. Our guide is experienced at teaching beginners how to cross country ski, and we can guarantee you will be laughing your socks off as you learn how to glide through the snow.
DOWNHILL SKIING AND SKI TOURING:
MoaAlm is situated on the edge of the GG resort in Kals am Grossglockner. A beautiful resort, it offers a perfect mixture or wide open slopes and windy forest runs perfect for all levels. It is possible to ski from MoaAlm to the ski lift if you are an experienced off piste skier, otherwise we will give you a lift to and from the resort.
We are passionate about healthy living and reducing our impact on the environment. Therefore included in your holiday are six three course evening meals which are entirely plant based. Our in house chef creates seasonal menus and our food is organic and as locally sourced as possible. We also offer a delicious, organic breakfast and freshly baked cakes with organic tea and coffee on a daily basis.
Every holiday with us includes five morning and five evening yoga classes in our in-house yoga studio with panoramic mountain views. At MoaAlm we believe that yoga is for everyone, no matter what your age or level of fitness and, as such, our classes are prepared with all of our guests in mind.
ABOUT THE AREA
We are situated on the edge of the Hohe Tauren National Park underneath Austria's highest mountain, Groίglockner. This means we have a unique opportunity to spot rare wildlife such as Ibex on an almost daily basis. Our local guide is extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna around MoaAlm and will be able to tell you about the unique Alpine species you will see. Our local village Kals is still a traditional Alpine village, where many of the residents graze animals on the high alpine pastures.
MoaAlm Mountain Retreat was recently featured in The Guardian, in a list of 'mind, body and spirit breaks'.
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8 Reviews of Austrian winter walking holiday
Reviewed on 02 Feb 2020 by Mandy NielsenThe whole trip was memorable. Great staff, activities, location, company and food. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Apr 2019 by Alexia GeorgiouFrom being able to open the curtains every morning to the most magical secluded mountain setting 1,800 metres up to being immersed in nature and pure alpine air on the knowledgeably guided snowshoe hikes. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jan 2019 by Annabel HagonFantastic holiday. The food was amazing, the staff were really welcoming. It was a great mix of activities/exercise and also time to relax. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Jan 2018 by Cornelia SzecseiSnow shoeing through the forest in knee deep snow and sitting in the hot tub under the stars. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jan 2018 by Achla TannaThe most memorable moments were trying cross country skiing ; cakes in the afternoon and the fab vegetarian meals each evening. Fantastic! A great way to exercise and get away from it all. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Mar 2017 by Gaia CostantinoSnow activities was the most memorable. Awesome holiday. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Feb 2016 by Hannah MoodyIn a word, this place was phenomenal Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jan 2016 by Tracy JeffreysThe scenery and the food were the most memorable parts of the holiday! Read full review
PlanetMoaAlm, where we stay, is situated at 1800m and is 2km up the mountain from the settlement of Taurer. It is only accessible with our own vehicle or by foot/snowshoe or ski. We will provide pick up and drop off on arrival/departure to your vehicle or your airport transfer in Lienz. Daily transport will involve a combination of snowshoe, ski and toboggan - far more suited to our goal of enjoying and preserving the natural beauty of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
Some days may involve carrying a picnic on a hike or ski touring trip - guests will be actively involved in carrying out waste. Our water is supplied directly from a mountain spring and 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.
Given our surroundings, we are very conscious of the need to preserve natural beauty and heat as efficiently, and sustainably, as possible. Even in winter our south facing position can also provide supplementary energy from our solar bank.
PeopleGuests 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 be 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.
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