Austria skiing and winter activity vacation

“A relaxed skiing week in a tranquil spot in the East Tyrol. Stay in family owned chalet, and go on guided tours with our mountain expert. With snowboarding, cross country and winter hiking thrown in. Children more than welcome. ”

Highlights

East Tirol | Guided snowshoeing | Guided winter walking | Yoga studio with mountain views | Kals am Grossglockner | Hohe Tauern National Park | Mount Grossglockner | Schφnleitenspitze | Typical mountain chalet accommodation

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07 Dec 2019
€895
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14 Dec 2019
€945
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21 Dec 2019
€1095
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28 Dec 2019
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04 Jan 2020
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11 Jan 2020
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18 Jan 2020
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25 Jan 2020
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01 Feb 2020
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08 Feb 2020
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15 Feb 2020
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22 Feb 2020
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29 Feb 2020
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07 Mar 2020
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14 Mar 2020
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21 Mar 2020
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28 Mar 2020
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No Snow?
Our vacations are all about looking at the options of exploring the mountains daily to best suit the weather conditions and we operate our vacations at times whereby natural snowfall is most likely. We have a indoor yoga space for morning classes and everyday we offer an alternative to piste skiing. We offer daily snowshoe hiking or winter hikes, dependent on conditions. We also offer cross country skiing, which is weather permitting and not reliant on snow making facilities.
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Austria skiing and winter activity vacation

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

We are passionate about sustainability therefore we have taken the following actions to reduce our carbon emissions:

- We source locally grown or produced food (with lower food miles)

- We cook only plant based food which is healthy for the mind, body and planet.

- We aim to reduce the transport emissions of our guests: encouraging rail, public transport, walking, cycling, electric cars; and design our activities to use our own bodies as much as possible!

- Using renewable energy - we have a bank of solar panels which provide us with hot water and we have a wood chip boiler for heating.

- Reducing energy use -our house is super insulated, we use only low energy bulbs, we reject single us plastic, use low energy appliances have a water capture system and gow our own plants!

- Our staff live and work at MoaAlm, this reduces transport emissions and international travel.

Environment

MoaAlm is situated at 1800m, it is 2km up the mountain from the settlement of Taurer. MoaAlm is only accessible with our own vehicle or by foot/snowshoe or ski. We will provide pick up and drop off on arrival/departure to your vehicle or your airport transfer in Lienz. Daily transport will involve a combination of snowshoe, ski and toboggan - far more suited to our goal of enjoying and preserving the natural beauty of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Some days may involve carrying a picnic on a hike or ski touring trip - guests will be actively involved in carrying out waste. Our water is supplied directly from a mountain spring and 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.

Community

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 be 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.

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Reviewed on 22 Mar 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Everything was fantastic. I really enjoyed trying new sports like snow shoeing and cross country skiing. The vegan food was fabulous. The yoga was so good

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Lots of different layers to adapt to the changing weather

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes organic food sourced locally
Local restaurants at lunch
Vegan food, minimum waste recycling etc

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I was a solo traveler but made to feel very welcome and part of a group, I had a wonderful time

Read the operator's response here:

Hello Amanda!
Thanks so much for leaving us such a detailed and positive review. We are so thrilled that you had a good time - and loved having you here in return... please come back and bring the whole family!! Very best wishes from Chesca, on behalf of us all xx

Reviewed on 03 Mar 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


It's so hard to pick one; I can honestly say that the whole vacation was memorable but the beauty of the area-the forests, the mountains, the snow covered peaks-all breath taking.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


At this time of year - in Moa Alm itself - it is quite warm. I had no T Shirts. And if you want to fully engage with all the winter sports you can do, get yourself to a good fitness level.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. It was clear that close relationships had been formed with local farmers and those offering the winter sports activities outside of the resort itself. There was an emphasis on recycling, reducing waste and eating seasonal produce.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I would honestly give it full marks. I would love to return.

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