by Scott Murphy
I grew up in the mountains at Big Bear Lake and spent many winters building igloos. Behind all the effort was the dream that I would one day get to sleep overnight in one of these icy creations.
It now appears someone in Switzerland has beaten me to the punch.
Perched 8,500 ft in the Swiss mountains above 5-star resorts sits Davos, Switzerland. Here one will find Iglu-Dorf, a 15-igloo hotel linked by tunnels. Somehow, it looks like a cross between neolithic caves and eco-housing–where we might get to live like an Eskimo for a day or two (my childhood dream-come-true).
With tempatures reaching minus 20 degrees Celsius, warm clothing and high-tech thermal underwear would be in order as would a keen sense of adventure.
“As a result, the Swiss luxury igloos are on their way to the mountains behind the Russian city of Sochi, the Black Sea resort that will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games”, says Andre Lehmann, who has researched the resort more extensively than I.