The suites were built in small Tibet
Fall asleep in the snow huts, wrapped in a warm sleeping bag and wake up in the morning in a muffled silence, in an icy atmosphere, after having “snow dreams”. It is the unforgettable night that can be experienced in chalets made entirely of pressed snow, in Livigno, at an altitude of 1816 meters. The original experience was conceived by the Giacomelli family, owner of Lungolivigno and of the Hotel Lac Salin Spa Mountain Resort, near which the two ice constructions are located: «The idea was born from Lungolivigno’s long experience with Art on Ice , a competition of ice sculptures, cultural event available to all the guests of the country – says Fabio Giacomelli – After 18 years of Art on Ice, and on the occasion of the tenth birthday of the Lac Salin hotel (in 2017), we decided to propose something new and that’s how the two snow chalets were born, which we re-proposed this year. They differ from the characteristic igloos to reproduce the typical constructions of the valley of Livigno instead. In the first edition they consisted of a bar and a room and this year we chose to use both as suites ».
Two constructions with a diameter of 5 meters have been open since December 20 (and will remain until at least the end of February) available to guests who want to try a unique experience: “Experience that includes in the package even a typical Valtellina dinner in our restaurant , spa treatments and a rich breakfast at the hotel ». Decorated with ice sculptures inside them, both rooms have a theme: «Suond Design» is dedicated to music, with notes that seem to come from the piano or the ice sax. While “Livigno Design” has been rebuilt just like a typical small Tibet home. “It is having a great success, we are already at almost 90 bookings and we aim to reach 100 – continues Fabio Giacomelli – I myself experienced the experience: it is very meditative”. Within the structure the thermal zero is reached. “For the construction of the chalets we relied on an artist from Livigno: Vania Cusini, sculptor of ice and wood”, he concludes. On the website from which you can book the «snow dream experience», you can consult «Snowi», a virtual assistant from which to obtain additional information.