Always fancied the idea of skiing but feel like you have left it too late in life to try? Maybe you are worried that you might look completely out of place on the slopes compared to the more experienced lifelong skiers? Worry no more! This specialist week at MoaAlm Mountain Retreat, based in a quieter resort in East Tirol, Austria, is centred around adults who have never skied before. Alongside a local ski instructor we will provide a fun, relaxed, no-pressure environment for you to try out skiing for the first time. Because the number of guests is limited to twelve, you can be sure of plenty of hands-on advice to help you get down those slopes... and enjoy a much deserved après ski drink at the bottom! We believe, as an adult its important to challenge yourself and learn new skills. At MoaAlm we aim to make this as easy as possible for you and combine the opportunity to learn to ski with daily yoga class, plant based meals and a soak in our wood burning hot tub.
If you wish to come with friends or family who already know how to ski or are keen to try out snowshoe hiking or cross-country skiing and yoga while you are in your ski lessons then we will be offering guided outdoor activities on 5 days for them to also participate in.
Read our Blog posting on 'Learning to Ski as an Adult'....
Saturday is arrival day - we will have a shared evening meal, get to know each other and discuss plans and wishes for the week to come. On Sunday you will have the chance to join a morning Yoga class followed by a delicious breakfast. We will then accompany you to get you set up with your ski equipment and help you with the skis and boots in time for your first lesson. The lesson will be a few hours in the morning, lunch and then a few hours of practice in the afternoon. On arrival back home to MoaAlm in the afternoon there will be freshly baked cake to welcome you and you will then have the option of joining a restorative yoga session, to stretch out your muscles and get you ready for the next day! The following days we will provide four full-days of ski lessons and practice. There will be a 'day-off' in the middle of the week. You could use this day to take a day trip to the picturesque town of Lienz, do some ski practice on your own, try your hand at rodeling down our 3km rodel track... or just rest and recharge your batteries at MoaAlm!
We will send a detailed packing list after booking.
For the skiing equipment, this can be rented from here in Kals Am Grossglockner (Sport Michl or Sport Gratz); we will accompany you to get you set up with everything you need on the first day.
Prices for lift passes and equipment rental are generally lower than in most other parts of the Alps. Check-out the GG-resort website for details or contact us if you have any questions.
7x overnight stay
6x 3-course dinner with wine or beer, 7x tea with cake, 7x breakfast
5x days of ski lessons and accompanied practice with English speaking guide or teacher (or 5 x guided outdoor activities, including snow-shoes / cross-country skis)
5 x morning or afternoon yoga sessions
Transfer from Lienz or Huben in Osttirol train or bus station
Ski equipment rental
Lift passes (if needed)