Superbly crafted by Inuit artists, and offering a unique experience, the much-anticipated Igloo Village is returning to Zermatt in December 2011, after a year’s break. Unexpectedly, this frozen village of igloos, is sure to warm the hearts of any visitor, cut completely from ice and snow, producing a beautiful frozen wonderland.
Situated on the Rotenboden, between the Riffelberg and Gornergrat, The Igloo Village makes for a great on-piste stop for skiers, snowboarders, snow-shoers, or any visitor taking advantage of Zermatt’s spectacular and diverse mountain range. With the opening scheduled for the 25th December 2011, visitors will be able to take advantage of this amazing attraction right through the winter season.
For some on-piste relaxation, visitors can soak up the rays and enjoy a drink from the outside snow bar, and appreciate the simply stunning Matterhorn Views, or retire inside to the Igloo IceBar (where its not much warmer) for a hot mulled wine, snacks and live music. The Igloo Village also boasts a restaurant, serving mostly cheese fondue, due to the limitations when cooking inside an igloo. During the winter, Tuesdays will offer visitors a fondue evening with an igloo visit, with Thursday’s offering a late fondue option with live music.
For those travellers who would relish the idea of spending the night in a cosy, romantic igloo can take a night out from their Zermatt ski apartment and stay in one of the village’s twin or group igloos