Austria snow shoeing holiday

“A week long, small group tour, snow shoeing in a small mountain community in the Eastern Tyrol. Chilled and charming, if you love hiking in summer this is the dreamiest introduction to the mountains in winter. ”

Highlights

East Tirol | Guided snowshoeing | Guided winter walking | Yoga studio with mountain views | Kals am Grossglockner | Hohe Tauern National Park | Mount Grossglockner | Schönleitenspitze | Typical mountain chalet accommodation

Description of Austria snow shoeing holiday

This winter activity holiday is hosted at MoaAlm, a unique, beautifully designed mountain home, 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 Mountain Retreat puts you right at the heart of our warm family atmosphere, with dedicated, enthusiastic staff, and a cosy but stylish living space.

SNOW SHOE HIKING:
We believe there is more to winter in the Alps than skiing. Situated at 1800m, MoaAlm offers a superb base from which to explore the breathtaking mountains of East Tirol on foot. Our local 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. No previous skiing experience is required, just a sense of adventure!

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.

FOOD:
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.

YOGA:
Every holiday with us includes five 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, Großglockner. 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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05 Dec 2020
895
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12 Dec 2020
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19 Dec 2020
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No Snow?
Our holidays are all about looking at the options of exploring the mountains daily to best suit the weather conditions. We have a indoor yoga space for morning classes and everyday we offer an alternative to piste skiing. We offer daily snowshoe hiking or winter hikes, dependent on conditions. We also offer cross country skiing, which is weather permitting and not reliant on snow making facilities.
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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
MoaAlm is situated at 1800m, it is 2km up the mountain from the settlement of Taurer. MoaAlm 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. Even in winter our south facing position can also provide supplementary energy from our solar bank.

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.
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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 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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8 Reviews of Austria snow shoeing holiday

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Reviewed on 01 Feb 2020 by

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


Everything was just perfect from the stunning remoteness of Moa Alm to the friendly team.

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


This is an amazing holiday if you want outdoor exercise in a stunning location

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


Yes, very evident

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


Absolutely fantastic, I have booked to go back in March

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020 by

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


Our nice people , meal , active experiences.

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


Go for it , be prepared to have the best vegan meal ever .

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


Definitely sure .

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


My best holidays I ever experienced.

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020 by

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


The snowshoe hikes and exceptional people I met

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


Be interested in yoga, veganism and outdoor lifestyle

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


To some extent: the local community is not very much involved, the long distance between MoaAlm and other infrastructure requires a considerable amount of kilometres of driving. Nature conservation is supported by hiring a ranger from the Hohe Tauern national park who provides participants with information on flora and fauna.

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


it was great fun, food and company

Reviewed on 03 Mar 2020 by

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


Wonderful setting for MoaAlm.

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


Check exactly what the activities for the week will involve

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


Yes, local guides and suppliers were used. The holiday serves plant based food and thus may be said to be environmental.

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


Good

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for this lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed our beautiful setting in the Austrian Alps. Thank you for also mentioning our efforts to benefit
our community and to have as little impact as possible on our local environment. We try to do as much as possible to reduce our carbon footprint, all of
which you can read about on our website. We are very happy you enjoyed your activities with us, and like to think we are very clear with our guests from
our initial email contact, exactly what activities we offer. Since your review, we have reviewed this, and added even more detail to the initial information we
send, as well as our advert. Being in such a remote mountain location, our activities do have to change depending on the weather, but our guests love the
variety we offer.
Kind regards,

Lottie and the team

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2019 by

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


Highly professional team who are very friendly. The food, owners and Zora, the dog

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


It is a very relaxing place and get the most out of it.

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


Yes

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


Very Good and i already recommended to several friends.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Neslihan!! Thanks so much for leaving us a review... we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday so much and hope you will return to MoaAlm in the future to enjoy more of what the Austrian Alps have to offer you! Very best wishes, Chesca - on behalf of us all at MoaAlm.

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2019 by

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


To be part of a caring team which gave me the feeling of belonging to a family.

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


Be prepared, bring the right clothes and be open minded. Take part in everything.

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


Yes, alone the vegan diet, shows that. The meals were delicious.

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


For me, it was a wonderful experience.

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2018 by

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


Where to start...the setting of Moaalm itself is quite something; the landscape around it, and especially the snow-shoeing near the foot of Grossglockner in
the heart of the Austrian Alps!

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


Don't be afraid to have a go at all the activities on offer; the team are experts in what they do - from yoga to winter pursuits and importantly, they are understanding and accommodating to all needs. Their warmth and enthusiasm are contagious!

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


They have an organic produce delivery set up; the amazing hot tub is wood-fire; most of the activities are on foot; and there is a weekly 'rodeling night' when
locals and tourists can gather for a drink, enjoy an easy meal, and rodel down Moaalm's private, hilly 3km road with a headtorch!

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


Absolutely outstanding.

Reviewed on 08 Mar 2017 by

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


The stunning location and wonderful hospitality.

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?


Yes

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


An excellent and very enjoyable holiday. We were very well looked after by Xania, Craig, Barbara and Hubert.

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