Brand new, Switzerland's Whitepod resort has just opened (on the 20th of December 2011) featuring 15 private geodesic pods that resemble igloos anchored on wooden platforms, a recently built spa, a central chalet and private skiing for the guests.
The 15 Luxury Igloo Pods
Inside the pods:
Each pod has a large double bed for 2 people. Five of the pods are equipped with mezzanines that can hold 2 extra beds. However, the mezzanine beds are not intended for adults, they are more appropriate for children from 8 to 16 years old.
All pods are equipped electricity, a floor lamp, wood-burning stoves and organic luxury bedding. The bathrooms are heated with an electric heater and equipped with fully fitted bathrooms; shower, sink, toilet, hairdryer, towels and amenities. And each pod has two pairs of Crocs™ (plastic clogs) at your disposal, lol!
The Central Chalet (chalet Les Cerniers)
At the center of the 15 pods, stands a charming early 1800s wooden chalet where guests meet for breakfast in the morning or gather in the evening around its central fireplace for evening drinks and socializing.
Note: The pods are not equipped with WiFi but there is free Wi-Fi in the Pod-house and in the chalet Les Cerniers.
Pampering and wellness:
Whitepod offers two different wellness areas...
The Relaxation area, which is inside the Pod-house, at the center of the pods, has:
- One Finnish sauna
- One Japanese bath
- Changing rooms
Open every day from 15:00 to 20:00 or on request
The Treatment area, which is on the first floor of the chalet Les Cerniers, holds:
- Two massage rooms
- One massage room with a double bath
The Whitepod ski estate is made of 7 km of ski pistes with 700m altitude difference and caters for beginner and intermediate levels.
The two private lift installations can be opened from 11 am to 3 pm upon demand and ensure the guests benefit from a perfectly maintained and safe skiing experience.
The domain also has excellent snow conditions from December through to March.
The Whitepod Welcome kit:
Whitepod is located in Switzerland, in the canton of Valais, in the village of Les Cerniers, at the foot of the Dents-du-Midi mountain range (the beginning of the Swiss Alps), and faces the international ski resort Villars.
Winter 2011/2012, Price per night:
WEEKNIGHTS (Sunday to Thursday) WEEKEND NIGHTS (Friday or Saturday)
POD (single or double occupancy): CHF 400 / EUR 325 CHF 590 / EUR 480
Extra bed: CHF 50 / EUR 40 CHF 80 / EUR 65
Baby cot: FREE /FREE
Included in the price:
Buffet breakfast at the Pod-house
Access to the relaxation area
All equipment necessary for the stay – back bag, headlights, snowshoes, sledge
Access to our private ski slopes
Free WIFI at the Pod-house
Tea-Time – afternoon tea & pastries served everyday
images courtesy of Whitepod, Photographer: Vincent Hofer | Jean-Marc Palisse – Designer: Angelique Buisson
Whitepod Concept SA
Les Cerniers | CP 681
CH-1871 Les Giettes - Switzerland
T +41 (0)24 471 38 38 | F +41 (0)24 471 39 55
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