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Stockhorn Igloo

The cosy igloo at Hinterstockensee in the middle of the Stockhorn winter wonderland

The Stockhorn igloo on the frosty Hinterstockensee is the perfect place to relax in the midst of a sparkling winter landscape and unwind in the comfortable deckchairs.

The igloo bar takes care of your physical well-being, making your time out in the Stockhorn region an unforgettable experience. Of course, a visit to the igloo is not complete without a delicious fondue.

If you prefer something more active, you can go ice skating and ice fishing on the frozen Hinterstockensee lake right next to the igloo or enjoy a cosy break in the igloo after a wonderful snowshoe tour.

For all those who would like to experience the Stockhorn igloo in the evening, there is the opportunity to take part in a cosy fondue evening in the igloo on Fridays and Saturdays.

Travel in comfort with the BLS to Erlenbach i.S.. The valley station of the Stockhorn cable car can be reached on foot in 10 to 15 minutes.

Fondue fun in the Stockhorn igloo

Enjoy a flavoursome fondue in the middle of a magical world of ice. The popular cheese dish tastes particularly good in the frosty atmosphere.

Package deal at CHF 69.00 per person

  • Return train journey Erlenbach-Chrindi
  • Welcome mulled wine or tea
  • Tour of the igloo
  • Cheese fondue à discrétion
  • Dessert

On Fridays and Saturdays you can also enjoy an igloo fondue in the evening. A reservation is required.

Ascent: 18.15 hours
Descent: 21.00 hours

Activities around the lake

Ice fishing

The first step in ice fishing is to drill a hole the size of a soup plate into the frozen Hinterstocken lake. Now dip the rod tipped with a maggot or artificial bait in and hope for an impressive catch. Enjoy nature, the sun and the absolute peace and quiet. You can hire the appropriate equipment (patent, fishing rod, ice auger) for CHF 49.00 at the Chrindi middle station. Bring very warm clothing and a thermos flask with a hot drink. If you have forgotten your drink, the igloo right by the lake invites you to linger.

Ice skating on natural ice

When ice conditions are favourable, Lake Hinterstocken is transformed into a skating rink in winter. Skates of all sizes can be hired for CHF 5.00 at the Chrindi middle station. A second, smaller field with two goals is prepared for hockey fans and invites you to a hockey match. Right next to the ice rink, the igloo invites you to linger and enjoy.

Winter hiking and snowshoeing

Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, surrounded by the marvellous silence of the snow-covered landscape, you can hike on well-prepared winter hiking trails through the magnificent Stockhorn region. The idyllic paths lead around the frozen Hinterstockensee lake or to the rustic alpine huts on the Lasenberg.

Four snowshoe trails with different levels of difficulty can be explored in the Stockhorn area. These can be hiked individually or combined into a complete snowshoe tour. If you don't have your own snowshoes, no problem. Snowshoes can be hired at the Chrindi middle station for CHF 25.00 per day.

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Availability

Stockhorn Igloo

From 15 December 2023 to 10 March 2024, daily in good weather.
Daily updated information on opening hours can be found here.

The Stockhorn Igloo can also be hired for events outside of opening hours on request.

Stockhorn cable car operating times

Ascent from Erlenbach i.S.:
daily every 30 minutes. First journey at 08.50, then every XX.20 and XX.50, last journey at 16.20 

Descent from Chrindli:
daily every 30 minutes. First journey at 09.50, then always XX.20 and XX.50, last journey at 17.20

Rates

Erlenbach–Chrindi single journey

  • CHF 26.00 Adults
  • CHF 13.00 Half fare/GA/children (6-15.99 years)
  • CHF 21.00 Groups**
  • CHF 11.00 Groups (concession)

Erlenbach–Chrindi return journey

  • CHF 42.00 Adults
  • CHF 21.00 Half fare/GA/children (6-15.99 years)
  • CHF 34.00 Groups**
  • CHF 17.00 Groups (concession)

How to get there

Take the train to Erlenbach i.S.. There, follow the signposts in the direction of the Stockhorn cable car. After approx. 10-15 minutes you will reach the valley station of the Stockhorn cable car, which will take you comfortably to the Chrindi middle station. From there you can reach the Stockhorn igloo in 10-15 minutes.

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