Dome-Dotted Whitepod Eco Resort is a Winter Wonderland in the Swiss Alps

by , 01/02/14

whitepod, swiss alps, eco resort, geodesic dome, green design, eco travel

The charming eco resort is located at an elevation of 1,700 meters (5,577 feet) in the Swiss Alps and features 7 km of ski slopes with private ski lifts. Guests are encouraged to explore the mountain through various types of winter adventures, including downhill skiing or snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and guided hikes. The ski lifts are the only motorized systems, and the resort offsets their energy use by sourcing renewable energy. The resort is open in the summer as well, when guests can take advantage of warm weather eco activities, like hiking, mountain biking, climbing and more.

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  1. Holcim Awards December 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    If you have similar ideas or working on projects that are likewise sustainable you should submit them to the Holcim Awards.

  2. geva December 22, 2010 at 8:29 am

    definitely a wicked project, but the pricing certainly puts it out of reach for many. I was in Switzerland this weekend and considered seeing about spending a night… until I saw the prices. It’s more than a major five star hotel (which would normally have many things included).

    I’d certainly be interested in learning more about the domes and their supplier. With insulation being such a major part of heating/housing, I am very curious how a simple membrane structure could provide enough protection against the cold in mid-winter.

    As for photos of the chalet… there are a number of them on the site (as well as included in the article) – however the main areas are probably only the restaurant and the spa.

  3. iciae December 20, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    pretty expensive
    here are the prices:

  4. pamplemousse23 December 17, 2010 at 1:31 am

    how expensive is it?

  5. bd_red December 16, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Looks very cozy and warm. I’ve been researching tiny structures for my own project:

  6. lazyreader December 16, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    OMG…..Some thoughtless person buried a Star Destroyer under the snow.

  7. Holcim Awards December 16, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I love this project. Small footprints. Ecological focus. Beautiful landscape. Projects like this are perfect submissions to the Holcim Awards

  8. warrenrempel December 16, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I can’t help but wonder why there are no photos of the indoor “facilities”… A major concern in a remote, cold resort like this.

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