Fondue in the igloo village in front of the Matterhorn

Fondue at the Igloo Village above Zermatt

Fondue on probably the world’s most beautiful terrace

The outdoor bar of the Igloo Village finishes the winter season and will be closed as of Friday, 22.04.2022

Is a day in the snow more than just skiing for you? The Igloo Village is a hangout for both skiers and those on foot.

Year after year the village is created anew in around 3,000 man hours, all by hand, and always with a special theme; this year’s theme is ‘mythical creatures’. The Igloo Village is not just for a night’s stay but offers food and drinks during the day at the Igloo bar, for example: a traditional local fondue – a real treat and probably consumed on the world’s sunniest terrace.

The Igloo Village lies by a winter hiking trail, on the right of the railway tracks (looking towards the valley) and is easily reached on foot from Rotenboden Station. It’s about a 15-minute walk. After enjoying yourself and topping up on sun you can return upwards to Rotenboden or continue downwards to Riffelberg Station.

The best deal: Igloo lunch with fondue including the rail trip

  • Welcome drink: Home-made Glühwein (mulled wine) or tea

  • Cheese fondue on the sunny terrace

  • Rail trip to the Gornergrat and back

In the ‘Igloo-Lunch-Deal’ you don’t only get the welcome Glühwein and fondue on the terrace but also the rail trip up to the Gornergrat. Before you realise that you’re hungry we suggest you take the train right to the top where you can get a magnificent view of the surrounding peaks and the glacial world from the viewing platform. Then you can go down one station by train to Rotenboden and from here you will be in the Igloo Village in 15 minutes.


  • Adults: CHF 99.00

  • Half Fare Travelcard, GA Travelcard, Swiss Travel Pass 68.00 CHF

  • Children 9 -15.99 years: 41.00 CHF

  • Minimum 2 persons

for connoisseurs
In order to be sitting at your table on time for fondue you should take the 12.24 train from Zermatt (direction Gornergrat) at the latest and alight at Rotenboden station

The Igloo Village: The meeting place for skiers and pedestrians

Is part of your group skiing and you would like to meet for lunch or an aperitif? The Igloo Village is the perfect location for this. Whether it's for a beer to quench your thirst or a mulled wine to warm you up: with great music and a good atmosphere, the Igloo Village is one of Zermatt's insider tips.

An igloo night high above Zermatt

Overnight stays only Thursday - Sunday

Fondue in the Igloo Village
Stay a night at the igloo village
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