That’s what the Bernese igloo-builders have been waiting for. Now they can start building their snow houses before welcoming the first guests.
There are various places where you can spend the winter under a roof of snow. You will have thick fur blankets to keep you warm as you soak up the romantic ambience created by the flickering candlelight.
Schilthorn: Igloo Village with the license to enchant
Integrated into the "Skyline Snow Experience" park, the Schilthorn Igloo Village opens its doors for the first time in the 2017/2018 winter season. The Igloo Bar and Igloo Restaurant are easily accessible on foot via the Birg middle station at 2,677 metres above sea level, via the Thrill Walk or directly via the ski slope. If you want to sleep under the snow, you will have to be patient for a while. In the opening season, visitors start off by being treated to culinary delights. iglu-dorf.com
Stockhorn: The "On-An-Island" Igloo
Sun and fun for all! Allow yourself to become enchanted by this stunningly beautiful setting and enjoy an evening with your friends or family in the unique atmosphere of our igloo. The igloo at the frozen lake Hinterstocken provides for a unique adventure and event location. Lots of different and interesting winter activities like ice fishing, snow tubing, winter hiking and snowshoeing are carried out from here. But those who prefer to take things a little more leisurely can also enjoy a small snack such as Cheese Fondue or hot drinks, the sunshine and the peaceful atmosphere whilst reclining in a sun-lounger. stockhorn.ch
Kemmeriboden-Bad: The Pure-Romance Igloo
This will now be the eighth winter in which Hans Hiltbrunner and his team have set up the igloos in the garden of the Hotel Kemmeriboden-Bad. In Schangnau there are lights of various colours to guide the guests to the two igloos. In the larger one – the Igloo Restaurant, which is also open to guests who do not sleep in the igloo – there are thick skins on the wooden benches to help keep you warm while you are enjoying your fondue. The smaller igloo is for sleeping: The large bed comes with warm blankets and skins so as to keep you well warm and snug. kemmeriboden.ch (German)
Gstaad: The Wow-Effect Igloo
In Gstaad you really are spoilt for choice. We don’t only have one igloo, but we actually have an igloo village. These "snow rooms" come in various categories and are each set up differently. While the Standard Igloo is more functional, the walls of the Romantic Suite are decorated with elaborate ice sculptures, and the igloo terrace has a private outdoor Jacuzzi. The Igloo Village also boasts a wellness complex, a snow bar and a restaurant, where various events are also held. iglu-dorf.com
Engstligenalp: sleeping igloo and fondue igloo
Sleeping under a roof of snow on the Engstligenalp is a most romantic experience indeed. Besides staying the night, guests enjoy a 3-course dinner at the Berghotel Engstligenalp in the evening. Round off your experience the next morning with a delicious breakfast buffet. If you do not want to sleep in an igloo, you can enjoy a convivial evening with friends or family over a warming fondue. The fondue igloo is comfortably furnished and comes with a unique fondue mix, which is only available on the Engstligenalp. fondue-iglu.ch (German)