Baobab Expeditions Offers Eco-Friendly Skiing at the Whitepod Resort in Switzerland

Baobab Expeditions, the company that turns travelers into explorers, is offering a great adventure ski trip combined with sustainable tourism at the Whitepod Resort in the Swiss Alps, where a unique concept to limit the impact of ski-vacationers on nature is in full force. 

Fifteen luxury pods (domed tents) are pitched on wooden platforms in an altitude of over 5,000 feet, next to seven km of challenging ski slopes for the exclusive use of Whitepod guests.  The pods are naturally insulated to retain heat.  In addition, each has its own wood burning stove along with organic luxury bedding on king size beds and en-suite bathroom.  Easy chairs are set in front of porthole-style windows to capture spectacular views of the Alps which may also be enjoyed from the pod’s terrace.  Everything has been carefully thought out to create a luxurious and comfortable environment while protecting the pristine mountains.

Using pods minimizes daily water and electricity consumption; reduces waste production; favors the use of renewable resources and increases awareness of environment preservation.

In the center of the pods is a wooden chalet – the Chalet des Cerniers — where guests socialize, have meals and take showers.  In keeping with the philosophy of Whitepod, only organic and local food is prepared in inventive cuisine.  A spa for après-ski massages is on the second floor and while there is electricity and running water in the chalet, it runs on solar power and windmills.

The ski slopes are ideal for beginners and intermediates.  There is also snowboarding and snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, dog-sledding, paragliding and hiking.

Rates are $351 from now until Dec. 19.  From Dec. 19 to Jan. 8 and from Feb. 2 to Feb. 28, prices are $551 and from Jan. 9 until Feb. 2, $450.  Rates are per person per night.  Whitepod also offers an Adventure Special Package and a Romance Special Package.

For additional information or reservations, visit or call 214-282-9108.

Source: Montgomery Communications

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".