I suppose as a northerner I am somewhat drawn to snow. Add in the unusually warm and whiteless winter we’ve been experiencing this year, and that kinda makes snow a little more enchanting. Christmas was green and rainy. We’ve only had one really good snow fall so far this year. Of course, last year when I had to drive an hour to school twice a week, we had numerous snowfalls with an unbelievable amount of accumulation. Go figure.
So after stumbling upon this place in the Swiss Alps…yeah, I am craving it, Whitepod. Camping in the winter. It’s located in Switzerland and sits above the city of Monthey. As an eco-friendly environment (they minimize daily water and electricity consumption, reduce waste production, and favor the use of renewable resources) it gives you the chance to experience the great outdoors in a totally unique way, in a pod. At first, when I was taking a look at the pods, I was a little alarmed about not seeing any bathrooms. I thought, “Oh well, it would just add to the whole camping experience to have to make a trek to the lodge to use a toilet.” Okay, for the record: I was WRONG. The dome shaped tents do indeed have bathrooms. No worries.
Oh, the pods are also heated by a woodstove. The bathrooms are heated by an electric heater. Can’t have those pipes freeze up; otherwise, you’ll really be running to the lodge to use the john. But, I thought the woodstove was a nice touch. Makes the stay at the pod a little more hands on, and I’m all for that.
Whitepod has quite a few activities to offer: snow-trekking in the mountains, dog sledging/sledding, paragliding, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. I have to include that one of the paragliding packages entails climbing a mountain and then paragliding down it. Right now, I’ll just have to dream of doing that, because there isn’t a way I can actually do it right now. Bummer.
I encourage you to visit Whitepod‘s website, or better yet…visit Whitepod.