Alpine Basecamp


Les Cerniers, Switzerland

Prices From: $260 per person/per night

Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Whitepod resort is inspired by a desire to create a haven of beauty and tranquility for those seeking to restore tired bodies and jaded spirits. The result is an exclusive destination with two choices. The solitude of the Whitepod eco-camp, for a maximum of twenty guests at any one time. Or climb higher into the mountains to the Whitepod refuge, standing on the edge of a private ski resort.

Pitched at an altitude of 1400m, the solitude of the Camp offers unprecedented accommodation. Nine pods serve as individual bedrooms and the main lodge houses the dining room, the lounge and the spa. Access to the Camp is on foot or skis. Immersed in nature, discover and appreciate the beauty of the Swiss Alps from the comfort of your own pod. At the end of an active day, fall asleep in the soft glow of oil lamps, snuggled under organic bedding and sheep skin throws.

Higher into the mountains, the WhitePod Refuge is more than a simple destination. It's an adventurous journey of Alpine traditions. Open pastures and enchanted forests are at your doorstep. Standing on the edge of a private ski resort, the Refuge is a ski-in/ski-out destination. Be welcomed by a large campfire, relax with a yoga class, taste a traditional Swiss breakfast around an open chimney and sleep in cozy bedrooms and hip dormitories, fully equipped with organic bedding and headtorches.

A strong concern for the environment is key to the WhitePod way of thinking. Use of energy and water is monitored regularly. Waste is recycled. Products are sourced locally. Staff live nearby and walk to work. Motorised transports from the local station are limited. By choosing WhitePod, guests play an active role in the application of these eco principles. Immersed in a pristine environment, simple steps come naturally. More than that, they are part of an exclusive, unique and comfortable experience. Take a snowshoe walk in a silent forest, sleep in a pod heated by wood or enjoy food cooked from local fresh ingredients.

Whitepod is located above 'Les Cerniers', a small village at the foot of the Dents du Midi, a mountain range with peaks over 3,000m. The closest airport is Geneva, which is 1h 30mins away from the camp.


Region: Europe - Western

Les Cerniers


Breakfast Breakfast

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

Wildlife Wildlife

Culinary Classes Culinary Classes

General Information

The following packages are available:

Hiking and Yoga: $150 per person, for 2 nights
Our team welcomes you at the refuge every week-end of July and August for our special "relaxation and exploration" programme. Daily morning yoga followed by a gentle hike to explore the silence and beauty of our unique alpine setting.
Includes full board, daily morning yoga and guided hikes.

Local cuisine: $12 per person
Discover and indulge in Swiss traditional dishes as you taste local wines on the terrace or by the open fire. The refuge restaurant is opened every day, except Tuesdays.

Alpine hiking: $380 per person, all inclusive, minimum 4 guests
Get a taste of Alpine pastures and pristine lakes as you take part in the Tour des Dents du Midi, a 4 day guided hike with stays in traditional mountain refuges. Start and finish at the Whitepod refuge, equipped with a sauna and treatment rooms for tired muscles.

For the kids: $190 per adult. $130 per child. Rates are per night.
Introduce your children to eco living as you relax with gentle walks, daily yoga sessions and spa treatments. Kids programmes include wildlife observation, mountain living and evening games, all animated by our experienced nature guide. Programmes run July and August.
Includes full board and activities, subject to a 2 nights minimum stay.

Please note:
Rates are in US Dollars but are based in Switzerland Francs (CHF). Please be advised that prices will fluctuate according to the most recent conversion rates at the time of booking.

The Camp is opened winters only, from 1 December- 30 April.
The Camp consists of 10 'pavilion' pods: 50sqm suites, with ensuite bathroom and lounge area.
The Camp rates are per pod, per night, including daily breakfast and all taxes.
The Camp has a 2 night minimum stay.

The Refuge is opened throughout the yar, except May and November.
The Refuge rates are per person, per night, including half-board. All taxes charged separately.

Whitepod requires that all guests have adequate travel insurance, including cover for all types of activities that may be undertaken.