At MoaAlm we like to make the most out of each day because we love the mountains and everything they have to offer. We provide snowshoe hikes, winter walks, cross country skiing and the chance to experience the stunning surrounding Austrian Alpine scenery. We combine these outdoor adventures with morning yoga, suited to all levels of experience, under the guidance of our in house Yoga teacher. All activities are of course optional 'Relaxingly Active' is what we aspire to achieve each day of our holidays in the mountains.
If skiing or snowboarding is your preference, then we are in close proximity to the piste and the local ski resort. If you are an adult wanting to learn to ski or an experienced snowboarder/skier wanting to explore the backcountry with some Splitboarding and ski touring, then check out our specialist weeks.
Our winter days usually start with yoga looking out at the sunrise over the mountains. After a delicious breakfast, our Austrian hiking guide will lead you on a snowshoe hike in a high alpine trail or on the cross country ski tracks within the valley. On some days we may take a picnic to enjoy the views of GrossGlockner, Austria’s highest mountain, but on others you can warm up in a local mountain hut, sampling the traditional local Tyrolean food. When we return to MoaAlm in the afternoon, coffee, tea & freshly baked cake’ awaits. Before dinner you have the chance to join Craig for some inversion practice (he likes to spend a few minutes upside down each day!), or find a quiet space to relax. Alternatively, the wood fired hot tub is ready, giving you time to soak those muscles as the evening light dances on the surrounding peaks. At our communal dinner table, a sumptuous three course plant based evening meal is served alongside local Austrian wine.
We also love lots of other mountain sports. Occasionally the whole group is off snowshoeing with our guide, but more often than not, some guests take a couple of days skiing or snowboarding in the local resort. We are happy to give you a lift to and from the piste and organise any equipment rental or lessons you may require. MoaAlm is also ideally situated for ski touring and Splitboarding. Guides for this are easily arranged through our local ski school. We also have rodels or sledges available to use, as an alternative way to experience going down the mountain from MoaAlm Mountain Retreat.
We offer daily guided snowshoe hikes to allow you to really get the most out of your Austrian mountain adventure. No experience is needed, just the ability to hike for a few hours and a good pair of hiking boots. We provide all the equipment. Along with our Austrian guide, we will suggest daily routes, depending on weather, preference and your sense of adventure! If the visibility is great we will aim to hike up to a mountain hut for a picnic and then descend through the forest, making our own personal trail, creating fresh tracks with the snowshoes.
We have access to some great cross country skiing terrain directly from our village. If there is a guest preference to try some cross country then we will provide the equipment and guidance. Its often a nice change of pace from Snowshoe hiking and many guests enjoy trying something new. It's guaranteed to put a smile on your face! If you have cross country ski experience. then we have a variety of blue and red routes in the valley and we occasionally venture further afield to try some more challenging red and black routes.
Being one of the most snow-sure regions of the Alps, Kals is a perfect place to ski and snowboard. The GG-Resort offers 40km of pistes that are suitable for skiers of all ages, with all levels of experience. No waiting lines for the lifts and the many restaurants on the slopes serve local specialities at friendlier prices than most ski resorts in Europe. If you are moderate skier you can ski down to the chairlift directly from MoaAlm. Never skied before? Don't worry we can arrange lessons for you.
At MoaAlm we love food! There is no better start of the day than a nutritious breakfast. We serve fresh fruits, oats & cereals, bread, nut spreads and bean spreads. After an active day in the outdoors you can warm up with a cup of tea and enjoy our freshly baked cake . At dinner our plant based three course meal will inspire and provide the perfect hunger solution after a days mountain adventure. We believe that food tastes best when it grows close-by: our ingredients are local, fresh and organic whenever possible. Read more about our tasty meals and check out our recipes.
For those interested in yoga, our certified yoga teacher offers a morning yoga class on 5 days of the week. Everyone is welcome to join the class, whether it's your first yoga experience or if you are a regular practitioner - classes are always tailored to individual needs. Our yoga teacher specialises in Hatha yoga and occasional Restorative or Yin yoga sessions in the afternoon, with guided meditation on request. We also have inversion sessions and afternoon acroyoga available for you to try. Our fully equipped in-house yoga studio has yoga mats and props, so you just need to bring some comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely. Read more about yoga at MoaAlm Mountain Retreat.