Responsible tourism: Ski touring and splitboard course in Austria
MoaAlm is situated at 1800m, it is 2km up the mountain from the settlement of Taurer. We are living in the middle of the national Park Hohe Tauren. We love the nature that surrounds us and we do everything in our power to sustain it.
Some days may involve carrying a picnic on a tour - guests will be actively involved in carrying out waste. We often take out more waste than our own.
Our water is supplied directly from a mountain spring and we use water saving tabs and shower heads in most rooms. All the cleaning product we use to keep the house and our linen and towels clean are biodegradable.
Our heating system is a brand new 'eco' pellet burning system. The P4 pellet system has won many international quality awards in EU and USA, the most prestigious of all are the Blue Angel and the Austrian Ecolabel.
Even in winter our south facing position can also provide supplementary energy from our solar bank.
Guests will eat out for lunch on occasion and one evening at local recommended restaurants.
The area also has an excellent ski school and advanced mountain guiding network of instructors that guests may choose to take advantage of. All fresh food and drink and will be sourced locally where possible.
We will be employing a team of 4 full time staff who will receive a generous package of accommodation, food, ski pass and salary. Opportunities will also be available through our staff incentive scheme to participate in training courses annually. This scheme is in place to encourage staff to make this a rewarding full time lifestyle choice that can be sustainable rather than just a seasonal short term option.
Local tradesmen have been involved in the renovation of MoaAlm and we have pleased to find a number of high quality, locally produced materials to use in the refurbishment. These tradesmen are highly skilled particularly in mediums of wood, stone and locally produced felt.