Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Austria.
In January 2018 MoaAlm Mountain Retreat was featured by The Guardian newspaper as one of the best retreats in the world for mind, body and spirit breaks. Join MoaAlm for an extraordinary winter holiday where you will be offered more than just skiing. If you like, you could definitely hit the slopes every day, but if you're up for something different you are welcome to join in one of the alternatives guided activities such as snow shoeing, snowboarding and more! MoaAlm Mountain Retreat also offers daily yoga classes in their in-house yoga studio with panoramic mountain views. You will return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
The MoaAlm Mountain Retreat has comfortable single, double, twin, or triple rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The rooms are stylishly decorated and spacious. The sizes vary up to 24 square meters. All rooms have an en-suite private bathroom and stunning views. Some have balconies but not all. All rooms can be made up with one double or two single beds. After an active day in the outdoors, you can enjoy the astonishing view from the sunny terrace or relax in the living room, enjoy a drink at the bar, curl up on the sofa with a magazine or book, or enjoy a meal at the shared dining table. The in-house yoga studio has a panoramic mountain view and is the perfect place for an active start of the day with some energizing yoga or a relaxing session of Restorative yoga in the afternoon. In the morning, the sunrise fills the room with energy and the late afternoon turns the mountains pink.
This retreat is the perfect holiday for single travelers, families, or groups of friends. There is something to do for everyone. Some like to participate in the morning yoga and spend the day reading or visiting the nearby spa, whilst others go skiing in the resort or join the guided snow shoe hikes. At the end of the day, you will all come together to share a meal and your experiences.
MoaAlm offers a morning yoga class on five days of the week. You are very welcome to join whether you have never done yoga before or you are a regular practitioner. The classes are always tailored to individual needs. Your yoga teacher teaches an energising yoga class in the mornings and occasionally teaches a Restorative yoga session in the afternoon.
There is no set daily schedule. MoaAlm Mountain Retreat understands that every guest and every day is different. The benefit of small groups is that you can adapt, discuss, and personalize each day. Some will prefer to ski in the resort most days and take the opportunity to try something new on one day whilst others in the same week will choose the alternative activities on offer daily and choose to not ski the pistes.
It makes the discussion around the dinner table much more interesting as you’ve all had your own days of adventure. However, a typical week might look like this:
Arrival to your mountain home from home, MoaAlm. Welcome drink and a chat over dinner about your weekly activity preferences.
There could be a yoga class looking out at the sunrise from behind the mountains before breakfast followed by a snowshoe hike from MoaAlm to a mountain hut. Time to relax back at the house in the late afternoon before dinner is served and tomorrow’s plans are proposed.
Today could look like you having breakfast followed by a fresh powder run down to the chair lift of the GG-resort. There could be a day cruising on the pistes or maybe an apres ski drink in the village before being driven back up to MoaAlm for late afternoon cake and dinner at the house.
There could be poor visibility up high so you will head down the valley and take a winter hike trail through the trees. There will be an early evening toboggan followed by dinner at the house.
There will be no alternative activity today so you can head to the piste for a day, take the snowshoes out on one of the marked trails or improve your cross country ski technique. Dinner out this evening will be at one of the restaurants in the village.
If you’ve never tried cross-country skiing before, then take the opportunity to join a beginner’s cross country ski group guaranteed to make you laugh out loud! Dinner will be at the house in the evening.
Friday comes around all too quickly but you make the most of it with a full day in resort skiing the freshly groomed pistes. Final evening meal at the house with new friends!
This will be your departure day.
MoaAlm Mountain Retreat offers guided outdoor activities on five days of the week. The activities include snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, winter hiking, and tobogganing. These activities depend on the groups preferences.
Your home away from home will be MoaAlm Mountain Retreat in Kals am Grossglockner, Austria. The MoaAlm Mountain Retreat has a secluded location at 1800 meters above sea level; just three kilometers above the farming community of Kals am Grossglockner in the middle of Hohe Tauern National Park.
From the house, you can ski down to the ski resort and at the end of the day, MoaAlm will pick the skiers up at the bottom of the ski slopes with the jeep to drive everybody back up to MoaAlm.
Because MoaAlm’s three-kilometer driveway serves as the local tobogganing track in winter, normal cars cannot drive up and down to MoaAlm. If you are traveling by car, you can park your car at the parking lot down at the bottom of the driveway and MoaAlm will pick you up with the jeep.
Being one of the most snow-sure regions of the Alps, Kals is a perfect place to ski and snowboard. The GG-resort offers 40 kilometers of pistes that are suitable for skiers of all ages and with all levels of experience. There are no waiting lines for the lifts and the many restaurants on the slopes serve local specialties.
MoaAlm likes you to feel at home! Every day you will eat together at the large dining table. The resident chef will prepare delicious meals made with local and organic produce and lots of love. There is no better start to the day than a nutritious breakfast. You will be served fresh fruits, oats and cereals, bread, eggs, and much more. After an active day in the outdoors, you can warm up with a cup of tea and enjoy freshly baked cake. You've deserved it! At dinner, the chef always surprises you with a delicious three-course vegetarian meal made with lots of love and attention. MoaAlm believes that food tastes best when it grows close-by. MoaAlm Mountain Retreat caters for special diets. Just let them know your allergies or dietary preferences in advance and they will be happy to cater for you. MoaAlm Mountain Retreat has experience in catering for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, and other dairy-free menu options.
You can spend your free time visiting a nearby spa center.
Please book your flight to arrive either at Innsbruck International Airport (INN), Munich International Airport (MUC), Klagenfurt Airport (KLU), or Salzburg Airport (SZG). To get to MoaAlm in Kals, it is recommended that you rent a car. Car rental starts at 140 EUR per week.
You can travel by bus or train from Innsbruck, Munich, Klagenfurt, and Salzburg to Lienz or Huben. MoaAlm Mountain Retreat will pick you up in Lienz or Huben free of charge. This is often the cheapest but most time-consuming option. Public transportation in Austria is very reliable and the platforms and directions are clearly indicated.
You can find airport shuttle taxi service from Innsbruck International Airport (INN), Munich International Airport (MUC), or Salzburg Airport (SZG). In winter, the tourist office provides a shuttle service costing from 60 EUR per person one-way on Saturdays. You can contact MoaAlm Mountain Retreat to book this transfer.
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