Where is Whitepod located?
In Switzerland, in the canton of Valais, in the village of Les Cerniers, at the foot of the Dents-du-Midi mountain range – the beginning of the Swiss Alps. Whitepod is at a 45-minute drive from Montreux or a 1h30 drive from Geneva airport.
It faces the renowned ski resort Villars and stands above the city of Monthey.
Highway A9, exit n°19 Bex – Lavey. Drive direction Monthey. Arriving at the roundabout at entrance of Monthey, follow Choëx. Drive up up up, follow Les Giettes, Les Cerniers. The chalet Les Cerniers will be on your right when you arrive.
Parking is right in front of the chalet Les Cerniers.
By public transport
The nearest airport is Geneva (GVA). There is a train station directly inside the airport. The closest train station to Whitepod is Monthey. The interregional train takes you to Aigle, than a regional train from Aigle to Monthey. Timetables and prices can found on www.cff.ch.
From Monthey train station (CFF), the bus n° 63 goes all the way up to Les Cerniers. We are located at the final stop «Les Cerniers Restaurant». Count approximately 45 minutes for the bus ride up. (Bus n°63)
TAXI PICK UP OPTIONS
Prices per trip, not per person
Pick up from Geneva airport CHF 450
Pick up from Aigle train station CHF 115
Pick up from Monthey train station CHF 60
At what altitude is Whitepod?
Chalet Les Cerniers is at 1250 m (4100ft). The pods and the Pod-house are at 1400 m (4600ft).
Do you have any parking facilities?
Yes. There is a free parking area in front of the chalet Les Cerniers.
Hotel & restaurant
Les Giettes, Des Cerniers,
T +41 24 471 38 38
City Les Giettes
Street Les Cerniers
Coordinates 46° 13 22.18 N | 6° 56 31.70 E
How do we access the pods?
The pods are not right next to the reception. They are located at the pod camp, approximately a 20-minute walk from the reception and parking area. The walk up is fairly easy. Upon check-in, you will be given a backpack, a map, a headlight, snowshoes and walking sticks to help you get to your pod.
How are the pods heated?
Each pod has its own pellet stove. Our staff will be there to explain how the stove works. All the bathrooms are heated with an electric heater.
Is there a bathroom in my pod?
All our pods are equipped with fully fitted bathrooms. Our bathrooms have a shower, sink, toilet, hair-dryer, towels and amenities.
Do I need to carry my luggage?
In the winter, due to the heavy snow, your luggage will be brought directly to your pod via our skidoos. However, in the summer we ask you to carry your luggage to your pod directly.
Is there anything other than the pods at Whitepod?
There is much more!
The 18 pods are at the heart of our domain which also includes:
The Pod-house which hosts the breakfast room, the sauna and massage area, the bar and the meeting room.
The chalet Les Cerniers which hosts the reception area, the restaurant and which is located next to the parking.
We strongly advise you to be equipped with mountain shoes and clothing.
Please note that skidoos are travelling within the camp. They are used by our staff to carry luggage and equipment only. We are doing our best to limit their journey to help preserve the environment.
Are pets allowed in the resort?
Unfortunately, pets are not permitted at Whitepod during the winter season for security reasons (snowfall, sled dogs, skidoos, etc.)
However, in the summer they are more than welcome.
Is there any WiFi connection in my pod?
You will find WiFi at the Pod-house, at the Les Cerniers chalet, in the Deluxe pods and in the Suites. Of course it’s free.
ACTIVITIES, MASSAGES AND TREATMENTS
Where do the outdoor activities take place?
Whitepod resort extends for several miles, therefore, activities are taking place directly on the spot. Your guide will always meet you at the reception.
What happens in case of bad weather?
If weather conditions are not met (too much snow, no snow, wind, fog) Whitepod is authorized at any time to cancel the activity. Of course the activity will not be charged and we will do everything we can to offer you the best possible alternative.
Where are the ski slopes?
Ski slopes are situated right in front of the reception, on the other side of the road.
Our ski lifts are exclusively reserved for our guests. However, you might have to share the slopes with local people.
For security reasons, Whitepod is authorized to close the slopes at any time due to weather conditions.
Where is the sauna area?
The sauna area is at the Pod-house and hosts a Swedish sauna of 6 people, a changing area, lockers and a shower.Towels are at your disposal. The sauna is a mixed area open from 3 pm to 9 pm every day.
Is it possible to cancel my activity?
Yes, cancellation for free prior to 72 hours before the activity.
For your comfort and the safety of your children, we suggest the following sleeping arrangements…
- Until 3 years old – in a baby cot (free of charge)
- From 3 to 6 years old – in the parents bed
- As of 6 years old – on the mezzanine
The pods are located at about 20 minutes on foot from the reception and parking area. The pods can only be accessed on foot.
The path is not accessible with a stroller.
If necessary, we can lend you a baby carrier bag (check availability at reception).
WE STRONGLY SUGGEST TO BE EQUIPPED WITH GOOD SHOES AND MOUNTAIN CLOTHING.
SOME MORE INFO
What methods of payment do you accept?
Visa, MasterCard, EC-Maestro, Amex, Swiss Francs and Euros (bills only).
Oops, I have to cancel my stay…
We are very sorry to hear that… Well here is our cancellation policy.
Come back soon!