Together with local guides we offer a guided introduction to ski touring & splitboarding. The area around MoaAlm Mountain Retreat is a perfect place to develop your free riding ski and snowboard skills. Included in the week will be instruction on how to use avalanche safety equipment, how to use the touring equipment correctly, two days free riding to develop off piste skills and three days touring. The region is snow-secure, the Kalser valley offers loads of unspoiled back country slopes. Included in the week, we will also offer yoga classes and as always we will make sure you get daily plant based meals and the hot tub to help with all the exercise.
Feb 26 - March 5th 2022 (Guaranteed)
Any week from February to April 9th 2022 if there is a minimum of 4 people: Just send us an email on email@example.com
Saturday is the arrival day, where we get to meet everyone, share an evening meal, discuss plans and wishes for the coming week. On Sunday we will combine a short ski and splitboard tour with a workshop of basic touring techniques and how to use the equipment. The following days we will provide two full-day guided free ride days, with an instructor to develop off piste skills. On two of the days we will then offer a ski tour, the location and distance will be decided by our local mountain guide.
Depending on weather conditions, optimal fresh powder and group preferences we will plan the tours with the mountain guide each evening.
Examples of tours we might be doing:
Lesachriegel 2121m: This is a good tour to the start the week with. From Oberlesach (1400m) we will ascend through the forest towards the mountain ridge above the tree line. The south face has a soft slope and high avalanche-safety. We can climb to a viewing point just above the ridge to enjoy a stunning view of Austria's highest mountains Grossglockner and Grossvenediger. The ride down is easy-going.
Böses Weibl 3121m: This is a demanding but absolutely beautiful tour! The way up offers amazing views and the ride down is probably one of the most rewarding in the region. From Lucknerhaus (1920m) we will ascend through a diverse landscape all the way up to the 3121m summit. There are different descend options - if the weather allows us we can take the 1800 vertical meter ride down into Lesacheralm valley.
In the evening, we could check out the footage in our TV room, do some video analysis or maybe just drink a cold beer in our wood fired hot tub.
You don't have to be an advanced skier/boarder, but you should have a good level of fitness and be confident riding in a variety of snow conditions and terrain. For the fitness element, you should be able to ascend 700-1200 vertical meters in a day, which means you are comfortable hiking up hill for three to five hours with a 30 Ltr backpack. With Skiing/Riding, you should be able to descend comfortably down a black piste and have some experience with off-piste skiing/snowboarding.
Don't worry if you have limited or no experience in using a split board or touring skis, we will help you with that. We will always do a workshop on avalanche safety & rescue, even if you have attended one previously, as we believe repetition is important.
Touring ski’s or Splitboard and Snowboard
Skins & ski crampons
Telescope poles for snowboarders
Touring boots & bindings
Avalanche safety gear: Transceiver, shovel & Probe
Equipment can however also be rented here in our village of Kals at Sport Gratz. At MoaAlm we will help you with the contact and assist you in your rental.
7x overnight stay
6x 3-course dinner with wine or beer, 7x tea with cake, 7x breakfast
5x guided ski tour/free ride days with Avalanche Training
Transfer from Kals/Lienz train or bus station
Lift passes (if needed for the free ride days)