Austrian snowshoe hike



MoaAlm Mountain Retreat is a unique place in Europe, situated high in the Austrian Alps. With the focus on being ‘RelaxinglyActive’ we offer holidays that are a healthy balance of fresh air, yoga, mountain activities and great freshly cooked plant based food. A holiday with us at MoaAlm puts you right at the heart of our warm family atmosphere, with dedicated enthusiastic staff in a stylish and cosy living space. Situated at 1800m, MoaAlm offers a superb base from which to explore the breathtaking mountains of East Tirol. Part of the small ‘WearActive’ company, we are the second property that owners Xania and Craig have compassionately converted into an active and relaxing holiday location. With the focus on a personalised holiday experience, MoaAlm provides a space for us to share with you our passion for adventure in the the mountains, alongside a balanced and healthy lifestyle. We offer a diverse range of Alpine activities such as walking in the summer or snowshoe hiking in the winter, combined with daily yoga classes and time to relax in our wood fired hot tub or on our south facing terrace with a glass of local Austrian wine.

We work with the seasons. Life at 1800m changes dramatically throughout the year, so we adapt our holidays to enable you make the most out of our stunning environment:

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During the snowy season we offer a range of guided mountain activities from snow shoe hiking on magical forest trails and snowy ridges, to cross country skiing following some of the many tracks that crisscross our valley. 
It's also possible to ski from MoaAlm to the GG ski resort which offers 37 km of downhill skiing/riding. If you would like to learn how to downhill ski, we can arrange this with our local partners. Guests may also want to take advantage of one of our theme weeks and learn how to Splitboard/ski tour or join our Adult Learn to Ski week.

Every holiday with us includes five Yoga classes and also five afternoon inversion classes in our Yoga studio, with panoramic mountains views and qualified Yoga teacher.


With the Alpine pastures a vibrant colour green, our resident hiking guide takes guests up into the hills, making the most of our position on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park. We offer daily guided or accompanied hikes, alternatively we can recommend routes for you to explore on your own.  We can also offer mountain bike tours to high peaks or small romantic mountain huts,  day trips to the beautiful city of Lienz or peaceful picnics beside the aquamarine glacial rivers and lakes.
If you would like an adrenaline rush we can also arrange additional activities with our local partners, such as rafting, canyoning, paragliding and rock climbing. 
Year round:
Every holiday with us includes five yoga classes in our in-house yoga studio, with a panoramic view of the mountains and plant based meals. Whenever the weather allows, we take our yoga practice outside to take advantage of the fresh mountain air and the wonderful views of the Schobergruppe mountain range, which has 53 peaks over 3000m.

Xania snowshoe walking


This sporty Welsh woman is the co-founder of WearActive and has her own veggie cookbook! In summertime Xania lives on the Croatian island of Vis, running kayak and yoga holidays and in winter she is based with the team at MoaAlm. Winter involves riding her snowboard as much as possible, while secretly getting to grip with the skis!

Craig slacklining


He does it all: snowboarding, skiing, slacklining, mountain biking, kayaking and teaching yoga. This Englishman is the co-founder of WearActive and spends his summers with Xania, running  WearActive Croatia from his home on the island of Vis. Often pictured upside down!

Lottie hiking in East Tyrol


Sophie is our yoga teacher, hiking guide and marketing queen, with a passion for making MoaAlm a home for the guests. She’s crazy about creating connections: between people, with nature, of body and mind. She loves to be active, on the mat and out in the mountains. Her personal triathlon: a run for a cold swim and then picking blueberries on the way back.

Rebecca foraging


Lottie is our vegan chef. She is a creative cook with a commitment to using locally sourced, organic ingredients. Lottie has a passion for wild and foraged foods and her travels across the world serve as inspiration for many of her dishes. In her free time she loves running and ski touring in the mountains with her dog.

Ligita socialising in Lienz


Teresa is a nature lover, passionate mountaineer, yoga meditation practitioner. Traveling and living the last years in remote and mountainous places, she has worked as cook, shepherd, yoga instructor, lumberjack and cheesemaker.
Sharing her passions with people, connecting from the heart is the essence of an authentic life. Always ready for a new challenge, a good conversation or a self knowledge experience, whether on the mat or on the skies across wild mountains.

Ryan ski touring


Tobias and Sophie are the Berlin power couple, managing MoaAlm. Solid like a rock Tobias looks after our finances and organises everything that we can’t. He takes every opportunity for an icy dip in mountain waters or a hike with our guests. Never without his camera, always capturing the beauty of the moment!                 

Petra guiding in Hohe Tauren


This role involves being a practical and diligent host, who would love to spend time in the mountains. This role is varied from chopping wood, setting up breakfast and help with the cleaning, supporting the different elements that make up the experience for our guests at MoaAlm. If you are interested in more information, send us an email.

Zora mountaing climbing


Probably the fastest member of the WearActive family. Zora loves to join us in the winter season on hikes and ski tours. Her cute one-up-one-down ears make Zora well-known and loved throughout the entire valley. Very calm, she has the ability to hang out with everyone while not invading your personal space.


At MoaAlm we love food! 
There is no better start of the day than a nutritious breakfast. We serve fresh fruits, oats and cereals, bread, organic coffee and so much more. After an active day in the outdoors, relax with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy our freshly baked plant based cake. Dinner is always a delicious three course plant based meal made with lots of love and attention and served on our communal dining table.
We are passionate about healthy sustainable living and as a result the ingredients for all of our meals are organic and as locally sourced as possible. We believe nature knows best when it comes to our health and therefore our daily, three course menu changes with the seasons. Our evening meals are plant based, vegan or vegetarian.
We also like to offer our guests the opportunity to experience to try traditional Austrian fare with a MoaAlm "twist", and we are sure you will enjoy our carefully developed menu with influences from across the globe.  
Love the look of our food? Keep an eye on our food page for our latest recipes! 
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

We are proud to be living right on the edge of the national park area of the Hohe Tauern mountain region of East Tirol. The Hohe Tauern National Park is truly unique, as its the biggest national park in Austria and within the European Alps. Highlights of the park are its numerous high peaks,  glaciers, alpine creeks, lakes and of course the untouched mountainous natural environment.
Most of our hikes in the summer, as well as our snowshoe walks in winter are within the national park. It's truly spectacular to walk on the trails that lead over mountains and hills, through empty valleys whilst being surrounded by colourful Flora and Fauna. You are continuously distracted by breathtaking views!
Hopefully while hiking you will experience the Alpine wildlife, among which are the big five: Bearded vulture, Ibex, Golden Eagle, Gams and Griffon vulture. Our hiking guide is also a National Park Ranger and has so much knowledge to share about Alpine life.

For more details on the National Park and why we are lucky that MoaAlm Mountain Retreat is located within it, then visit the National Park Hohe Tauern website.