About our backcountry splitboarding & ski touring holiday

Together with local guides we offer a guided ski tour & splitboard week. The area around MoaAlm is a ski tour & free ride paradise! The region is snow-secure, the Kalser valley offers loads of unspoiled back country slopes and the tours can be chosen from beginner to advanced level. Because the number of guests is limited to twelve, we can fine-tune the program and level of difficulty to the guests' preferences. 

dates

 

  • March 9 - 16th 2019 (Guaranteed)
  • Any week from February to April 13th 2019: min. 4 guests needed

 Interested in joining us? Please contact us for information and booking austria@wearactive.com or +43(0)6642441919

 

 


program

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 we will combine a short ski tour with a workshop of basic avalanche rescue techniques. The following days we will provide four full-day guided ski tours. This means that there will be a 'day-off' in the middle of the week. You could use this 'day-off' to rest and recharge your battery, to do some skiing on the groomers in the GG-resort or to take a day trip to the picturesque town of Lienz for example.

Depending on weather conditions and group preferences we will choose our tours during the week. Examples of tours we might be doing are:

  • Lesachriegel 2121m: This is a good tour to the start the week with. From Oberlesach (1400m) we will ascend through the forest towards the mountain ridge above the tree line. The south face has a soft slope and high avalanche-safety. We can climb to a viewing point just above the ridge to enjoy a stunning view of Austria's highest mountains Grossglockner and Grossvenediger. The ride down is easy-going. 
  • Böses Weibl 3121m: This is a demanding but absolutely beautiful tour! The way up offers amazing views and the ride down is probably one of the most rewarding in the region. From Lucknerhaus (1920m) we will ascend through a diverse landscape all the way up to the 3121m summit. There are different descend options - if the weather allows us we can take the 1800 vertical meter ride down into Lesacheralm valley. 
  • If the group wishes to focus more on off-piste skiing technique, we can use one or more days to do some free-riding in the ski resort. Together with  experienced local guides we will hit the off-piste slopes and practice downhill technique. In the evening, we could check out the footage in our TV room and do video analysis. 

accomodation

Make 'MoaAlm' your home away from home. Situated at 1800m above sea level MoaAlm is located at the foot of the Grossglockner in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria, just 3 km above the the small community of Kals. The area offers numerous ski tour routes and if you like to leave your skins at home for a day or two you can ski down from MoaAlm to the groomers and lifts of the GG-resort.

 

MoaAlm is a recently renovated guest house with room for a maximum of 12 guests. You will stay in a room with panoramic views and en-suite bathroom. Our chef will prepare delicious meals with fresh and locally sourced produce. At the end of an active day of touring you can enjoy the astonishing view from our sunny terrace or relax in our common room with shared dining table. The bar serves cold beer and local specialties.

Required level of fitness & experience

 

 

You don't have to be an advanced skier/boarder, but you should have a good condition and limited ski tour or splitboard experience. This means you should be able to ride down a black piste, have some experience with off-piste skiing/snowboarding. Don´t worry if you have limited or no experience in splitboarding or tour skiing, we will help you. We will do a (repetition) workshop on avalanche safety & rescuing. Also, you should be able to ascend 700-1200 vertical meters in a day. 

Equipment

 

Please bring your own equipment. This can also be rented at most ski-shops at home or here in Kals (Sport Michl or Sport Gratz):

  • Touring ski's | Splitboard | Snowboard
  • Skins & ski crampons | Snowshoes & telescope poles for snowboarders
  • Touring shoes & bindings
  • Avalanche safety gear: Beacon, shuffle & Probe
  • Airbag is optional

 

 

We will send a detailed packing list after booking.  

Price

 

1500 Euro per person per week

 

Price includes:

  • 7x overnight stay
  • 6x 3-course dinner with wine or beer, 7x tea with cake, 7x breakfast
  • 5x guided ski tour with English speaking guide or translator
  • Transfer from Kals/Lienz train or bus station
  • Tourist tax

Price excludes: 

  • Flights
  • Equipment rental
  • Lift passes (if needed)
  • Lunch
  • Insurance