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Igloo Village on Rotenboden: closer to the stars

Snow lovers who appreciate unusual locations with a cool ambiance will be delighted: the Igloo Village on Rotenboden is back from the beginning of December 2011 after a one-year break. There’s also a new attraction: the Hot Igloo. It can’t get more romantic than this!

Who has never dreamed of spending a night in an igloo with only the sky above them? Manager Reto Gilli and his team have made the dream come true. From the Hot Igloo, a sort of round tent with large igloo entrance, wooden floor, fire and proper bed, guests can gaze through a 2.5 metre-diameter plexiglass window to Zermatt’s starry night sky. And all while enjoying the cosy warmth of a wood-burning stove. The hotel landscape of the Matterhorn village has gained yet another attraction.

For skiers, winter walkers and sledging guests
A piste-side stop at the Igloo Village on Rotenboden is much more than a chance to take a break. From the beginning of December 2011, up to 100 guests will be able to enjoy snacks, drinks and plenty of great live music at the Igloo Icebar.

The restaurant can welcome up to 60 guests in the evening. The option of building an igloo under expert instruction, as well as cosy lounges with reclining chairs, Matterhorn views included, make the location ideal for parties and company events. To note in your events calendar from 10 January 2012:  on Tuesdays a fondue feast with an igloo visit and on Thursdays a late-night fondue with live music.

Comfort and adventure: sleeping in the Igloo Village
The Igloo Village can accommodate up to 40 overnight guests. Anyone deciding on a last-minute booking can do so directly at reception. During the winter season up to 2000 overnight guests stay in what must surely be Zermatt’s coolest hotel, although only the environment is cool: furs to sit on and warm blankets to sleep under ensure that no one freezes. The philosophy here centres on comfort and adventure – and that near to nature.
And guests have no need to do without wellness! The Igloo Village has a specially created zone with two Jacuzzis set directly in the snow-covered landscape with views of the best side of the Matterhorn, something usually seen only from Rothorn or Sunnegga.

The offer in detail

  • Igloo Suite for 2 persons with whirlpool and Matterhorn view
  • Romantic Igloos for 2 persons with various facilities
  • Standard Igloo with rooms to sleep 6 persons
  • Family Igloo for families up to 6 persons
  • Hot Igloo with view of star-studded sky, for 2 persons
  • The hotel opens on 25 December 2011
  • Snowbar & Igloo restaurant, both opening as soon as the pistes are ready

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