Gstaad Palace Offers Guests a Unique Form of Swiss Bliss

Although I'm not really what one would call sporty, I've always considered myself an okay skier, meaning, I can make it down an intermediate slope without hurting myself (usually) and I'm a natural at getting on and off chairlifts. All of my ski experience was acquired on the East Coast (Vermont and Maine, mostly), so when I attempted to show off my skills during a trip to the Swiss Alps, it didn't end well. In fact, it ended with me in tears. But now I have discovered a better–and more romantic– reason to return to Switzerland that doesn't include risking my life on the mountain. From now through March, Gstaad Palace, which is located on a hilltop overlooking the charming village of Gstaad and the Bernese Alps, is offering the unique Igloo Experience. For $1,400 per person, the package includes:

• Three night’s midweek accommodations in a room with a view of the Swiss Alps

• Breakfast buffet and dinner daily

• One night in a romantic igloo, including dinner with a private Jacuzzi

• Hotel transfers and round-trip cable car tickets to Igloo Village

• Use of Palace Spa with indoor swimming pools, saunas, and steam baths, as well as use of the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi

To me, this sounds like the perfect way to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Alps without fear of death. (Plus an igloo! What??!!)