When it was announced that our company ski trip for the year would be to spend the night in the Iglu-Dorf (Igloo Village) in Davos, I was one of the very few that was extremely excited. I always wondered what it was like to stay in an igloo or one of those ice hotels in Lapland.
We started the day trying our hand at curling and enjoying lunch in Davos. The weather was beautiful and the sun was shining as we took the cable car up the mountain.
After the skiers had enough time skiing, we all made our way on foot to the Iglu-Dorf treading deep snow. The sun was almost setting as we got there and the temperature quickly started to drop. Not before long it was zero Celsius. What better way to keep ourselves warm than jumping into the hot tub!
Dinner was fondue and everyone had layers upon layers of clothes on. As the temperature dropped to -25 Celsius during the night, the temperature in the igloo remained at 0 Celsius. The toilet situation wasn’t great. While others stayed up late around the ice bar, a colleague and I quickly zipped ourselves up into our warm sleeping bags praying for morning to arrive quickly so we could get out of this freezer.
It was an interesting once in a lifetime experience which I am grateful for but I would never do it again. You are essentially sleeping in a sleeping bag on a block of ice in a freezer – I’d rather be in my warm cozy bed at home any day.