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, mountain activities and great freshly cooked plant based food. A holiday with us 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 Tyrol. Part of the small ‘WearActive’ company, we are the second property that owners Xania and Craig have stylishly 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 mountain activities, yoga classes and also time to relax in our wood fired hot tub or on our south facing terrace.  

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 location:


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 is 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 in our Yoga studio, with panoramic mountains views and a qualified Yoga teacher.


With the 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 Tauernn National Park. We offer daily guided hikes or 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. Whenever the weather allows, we take our yoga practice outside to take advantage of the fresh mountain air. 

Xania snowshoe walking


This sporty Welsh woman is co-founder of WearActive and has her own veggie cookbook! In summertime Xania lives on the Croatian island of Vis and in winter she is based with the team at MoaAlm and rides her snowboard in Kals.

Craig slacklining


He does it all: snowboarding, slacklining, mountain biking and kayaking! This Englishman is co-founder of  WearActive and spends his summers with Xania, running his Croatian WearActive home on the island of Vis.

Lottie hiking in East Tyrol


Lottie is our marketing queen with a passion for making sure MoaAlm gets the all the credit it deserves. She loves trail running on the forest tracks around MoaAlm and hiking up mountains with her dog Szuka. She is the propagator of game nights, and loves interesting conversations over a glass of wine in the evenings.

Rebecca foraging


Rebecca grew up in Germany and found he love for adventuring, studying and living all around the world. She is enthusiastic about sustainability, a balanced life and being close to nature. As a natural movement junkie with an equal love of stillness, she is our resident Yoga teacher, plant based cook and creative mind!

Ligita socialising in Lienz


Ligita is originally from Lithuania, a country with no mountains. A nomad in her heart, happily exploring with her backpack. Ligita is passionate about food, nature and life in general. Normally found swimming in the ocean or exploring the mountains and occasionally dancing like crazy. Ligita will be creating food full of enthusiasm and happiness.

Ryan ski touring


Ryan is our resident Irishman who, when he is not at work as our handyman and financial guru, can be found traversing high mountain ridges or tackling frozen climbing routes with his ice gear. An all round adrenaline junkie he is currently working on his ski mountaineering skills to try and keep up with the local climbers!                                                                        

Petra guiding in Hohe Tauren


Petra made her passion and love of nature, into a profession. Originally from Upper Austria, she moved to settle down in Lienz, East Tyrol, located in the foothills of the Dolomites. As a certified National Park Ranger, Petra knows all about the fascinating secrets of the Alps' flora and fauna, and loves to discover and share nature's numerous wonders with you!

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.


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 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.

Contact us
phone: (+43) 66 424 41919


With all the uncertainty right now, we want you to know that we care and understand the potential difficulties. It’s most important that we all look after ourselves, loved ones and each other and follow all recommended procedures to do so.

In light of this, the summer weeks at both our Austria and Croatia WearActive locations can be postponed with no administration charge.

Should you wish to come and stay with us, our team will be here to welcome you as long as it remains possible.

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