Switzerland boasts more than just world-class slopes, it’s a destination where adventure spills beyond the mountain peaks.

If you’re planning a Swiss getaway, elevate your ski trip from the ordinary to the extraordinary with our lineup of the coolest hotels in Switzerland.

These seven snow digs range from luxe to quirky, each boasting a one-of-a-kind experience you’ll be bragging about for years to come.

Choo, choo – Cargo Wagon Suite, Walensee

Cargo Wagon Suite in Walansee
Cargo Wagon Suite. Photo supplied: Hotellerie Suisse

Nestled amongst the glistening waters of Lake Walen, and just 45 minutes from Zurich, is the Cargo Wagon Suite of Lofthotel. Transcending its previous life as an SBB cargo wagon, this repurposed gem has evolved into a compact, yet opulent suite offering sweeping views of the lake and surrounding mountains where you’ll find Flumserberg Ski Resort.

When you’re not soaking up the views on your private balcony and lake-facing sauna, you can curb your hunger at Sagibeiz Restaurant, conveniently located next door to your recycled abode.

Transparent domes at 1001 Steilas Suite, Flims

The 1001 Steilas Suite bubble dome accommodation on the roof of Hotel Adula.
1001 Steilas Suite. Photo credit: Switzerland Tourism

Perched atop the rooftop of the 100 year old Hotel Adula in Switzerland’s Flims, the 1001 Steilas Suite allows guests to spend their nights within a transparent heated dome, dishing up uninterrupted views of the starry night sky.

Boasting a central location in the picturesque region of Grisons, skiers and boarders are just a short walk from the cable car station that’s ready and waiting to whisk you up for a day of adventure at LAAX Ski Resort.

The ultimate PODhotel, Flims

PodHotel Cabin with campers enjoying an outdoor fire
PodHotel. Photo Credit: Inhabitat

Staying in Flims, the PODhotel will give you the ultimate camping vibes without having to spend the night in a flimsy tent.

Quietly sitting at the edge of Flims Forest and above the captivating Lake Cauma, PODhotel’s small wooden hut will become your home away from home and a place to rest weary legs after days spent charging down the mountains. Equipped with a bed, lights, electricity, heating and even a charcoal grill, the PODhotel is an idyllic location to switch off, recharge, and escape the everyday grind.

Bed down in an Igloo Village in Zermatt

Igloo Village in Zermatt
Igloo Village. Photo credit: Zermatt

Sitting in clear view of the world-famous Matterhorn, Zermatt’s Igloo Hotel is one for the bucket list. Spend an unforgettable night amongst the Swiss Alps in igloos thoughtfully designed for families, friends and even couples in need of a romantic getaway.

One for the books, each igloo is decorated with carved artwork to create a magical world of snow and ice. Guests get to pass holiday hours in the outdoor whirlpool, sauna and one-of-a-kind igloo restaurant when not out cruising the slopes.

Whitepod Eco Luxury Hotel, Les Giettes

Hotel Whitepod Accommodation
Whitepods. Photo credit: Switzerland Tourism

Described as ‘the perfect alliance between ecology and luxury’, the Whitepod Eco Luxury Hotel sits on the edge of a mountain, 1500 metres high, with spectacular views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains.

Located in Les Giettes, the architecturally designed high-tech tents not only offer breathtaking views but planet-friendly construction principles that get Mother Nature’s nod of approval.

Each pod stands on its own private platform, decked out with luxury bedding and homely comforts for a glamping stay like no other.

The Tree House, Le Locle

The Nests. Photo credit: Les Nids

Not for the faint hearted, the Les Nids or “the nests” sit an eye-watering five to eight metres above the ground, amongst towering trees. Hovering on the edge of Locle Forest in the Neuchâtel Jura region of Switzerland, inside your cabin hideout you’ll find modern comforts, ready for you to re-imagine your childhood dreams of tree house living.

With 78 Ski Resorts dotted amongst the Jura mountains, you’ll be racing downhill and climbing up trees for a Swiss escape you won’t soon forget.

Wine Barrel, Jenins

Wine Barrel Accommodation in Jenins
Wine Barrels. Photo supplied: Switzerland Tourism

Only in Switzerland can you spend the night in an 8,000 litre wine barrel after days spent skiing. Schlaf-Fasser (converted wine barrels) can be found at Jenins in the wine region of Grisons.

Winner of the Swiss Wine Tourism Award, the exclusive overnight accommodation includes not only panoramic views of the Rhine Valley but also a selection of culinary delights, local to the region (and let’s not forget wine from nearby vineyards). The perfect way to cap off your skiing adventures.

It’s clear that when it comes to a Swiss ski holiday, the adventure doesn’t ned to stop the second you unclip from your skis or unstrap from your board. From sleeping in converted cargo wagons to soaking in hot tubs under the stars, this hit list of uber cool slope-side stays in Switzerland will make your snow-filled escape one for the books.

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