Austria snow shoeing vacation

“A week long, small group tour, snow shoeing in a small mountain community in the Eastern Tyrol. Chilled and charming, if you love hiking in summer this is the dreamiest introduction to the mountains in winter. ”

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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Our vacations are all about looking at the options of exploring the mountains daily to best suit the weather conditions. 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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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.

Given our surroundings, we are very conscious of the need to preserve natural beauty and heat as efficiently, and sustainably, as possible. Even in winter our south facing position can also provide supplementary energy from our solar bank.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

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.

Climate

8 Reviews of Austria snow shoeing vacation

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Reviewed on 01 Feb 2020 by

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


Everything was just perfect from the stunning remoteness of Moa Alm to the friendly team.

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


This is an amazing vacation if you want outdoor exercise in a stunning location

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


Yes, very evident

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


Absolutely fantastic, I have booked to go back in March

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020 by

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


Our nice people , meal , active experiences.

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


Go for it , be prepared to have the best vegan meal ever .

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


Definitely sure .

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


My best vacations I ever experienced.

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020 by

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


The snowshoe hikes and exceptional people I met

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


Be interested in yoga, veganism and outdoor lifestyle

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


To some extent: the local community is not very much involved, the long distance between MoaAlm and other infrastructure requires a considerable amount of kilometres of driving. Nature conservation is supported by hiring a ranger from the Hohe Tauern national park who provides participants with information on flora and fauna.

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


it was great fun, food and company

Reviewed on 03 Mar 2020 by

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


Wonderful setting for MoaAlm.

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


Check exactly what the activities for the week will involve

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


Yes, local guides and suppliers were used. The vacation serves plant based food and thus may be said to be environmental.

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


Good

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for this lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed our beautiful setting in the Austrian Alps. Thank you for also mentioning our efforts to benefit
our community and to have as little impact as possible on our local environment. We try to do as much as possible to reduce our carbon footprint, all of
which you can read about on our website. We are very happy you enjoyed your activities with us, and like to think we are very clear with our guests from
our initial email contact, exactly what activities we offer. Since your review, we have reviewed this, and added even more detail to the initial information we
send, as well as our advert. Being in such a remote mountain location, our activities do have to change depending on the weather, but our guests love the
variety we offer.
Kind regards,

Lottie and the team

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2019 by

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


Highly professional team who are very friendly. The food, owners and Zora, the dog

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


It is a very relaxing place and get the most out of it.

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


Yes

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


Very Good and i already recommended to several friends.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Neslihan!! Thanks so much for leaving us a review... we are delighted that you enjoyed your vacation so much and hope you will return to MoaAlm in the future to enjoy more of what the Austrian Alps have to offer you! Very best wishes, Chesca - on behalf of us all at MoaAlm.

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2019 by

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


To be part of a caring team which gave me the feeling of belonging to a family.

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


Be prepared, bring the right clothes and be open minded. Take part in everything.

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


Yes, alone the vegan diet, shows that. The meals were delicious.

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


For me, it was a wonderful experience.

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2018 by

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


Where to start...the setting of Moaalm itself is quite something; the landscape around it, and especially the snow-shoeing near the foot of Grossglockner in
the heart of the Austrian Alps!

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


Don't be afraid to have a go at all the activities on offer; the team are experts in what they do - from yoga to winter pursuits and importantly, they are understanding and accommodating to all needs. Their warmth and enthusiasm are contagious!

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


They have an organic produce delivery set up; the amazing hot tub is wood-fire; most of the activities are on foot; and there is a weekly 'rodeling night' when
locals and tourists can gather for a drink, enjoy an easy meal, and rodel down Moaalm's private, hilly 3km road with a headtorch!

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


Absolutely outstanding.

Reviewed on 08 Mar 2017 by

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


The stunning location and wonderful hospitality.

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




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


Yes

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


An excellent and very enjoyable vacation. We were very well looked after by Xania, Craig, Barbara and Hubert.

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