Igloo Construction
Igloo Construction

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Beginner 33%
Medium 50%


January - March


approx. 9 hrs. incl. break

Start time

09:00h - or by arrangement


From 10 years accompanied by an adult


Snow dependent


By train (BOB+Bus) or car. Paid parking available


7 to 12 TN per guide.
Bookable for individuals and groups

Altitude m.

Easy hike with approx. 300hm


Welcome of the participants at the car park Kurvenlift


Issue of material, instruction

Ascent with snowshoes to the Obere Firstalm

Start of igloo construction at the building site

approx. 10:30h

Lunch together at the Obere Firstalm

approx. 13:00h

Igloo construction part 2

Descent into the valley with Zipflbobs. Afterwards a short walk back to the starting point

End of igloo building at Schliersee, farewell to the participants

approx. 17:00h


After a nice ascent with snowshoes through forest and open spaces, you will be welcomed by our guides to the igloo building site at Schliersee. After a short introduction to the tools, the so-called "snow saw", you are ready to start.

First of all, the ground must be levelled so that the igloo later has a stable foundation. The "quarry" also has to be well prepared so that stable blocks of as equal a size as possible can be sawn. Building block by building block, the building now grows out of snow and ice. Mutual support and assistance are essential here.

In the nearby mountain hut, the Obere Firstalm, we can then fortify ourselves with a hearty meal at lunchtime before heading off to the second part of the igloo building workshop.

When the so-called keystone has been fitted and the final embellishment work has been completed, the obligatory group photo at the finished igloo is of course not to be missed. In the early evening, everyone takes the Zipflbob down into the valley at high speed. This eventful day will certainly stay with you for a long time.



  • Snowshoe tour to the construction site (approx. 1.5 hours ascent)
  • Guided tour by professional tour guide
  • Equipment: snowshoes, poles, tools, Zipflbob, headlamps
  • Igloo building workshop
  • Descent by Zipflbob into the valley

Participation requirements

  • Minimum age 10 years
  • Persons under 18 years of age only in the company of a parent or guardian or with a written declaration of consent. DOWNLOAD 
  • normal physical condition, no heart or cardiovascular problems

What you should bring

  • breathable winter clothing
  • solid footwear (mountain boots), possibly gaiters
  • Backpack (approx. 30L)
  • Gloves, cap, sports glasses, sun protection
  • Ski goggles for Zipflbob descent
  • Snack, thermos flask with tea or water (min. 1 litre p.p.), power bar (at your own discretion)
  • cash for lunch
  • normal physical condition, no heart or cardiovascular problems

Additional information

  • Iglubau Schliersee takes place with a minimum number of participants of 6 people. Otherwise an alternative date must be arranged.
  • The meeting point at the Kurvenlift car park can be reached by the Bayerische Oberlandbahn (BOB) + ski bus.
  • Paid parking spaces are available


Car park at the curved lift, 83727 Schliersee


What is Igloo Building Schliersee?

In our Igloo Building Schliersee workshop, we build a winter shelter out of snow and ice with you. We use the techniques and methods traditionally used to build an igloo. Our guides will also show you modern tools and possibilities to build an igloo. All in all, our igloo building Schliersee offers an unforgettable experience for nature and snow lovers.

Can I book the appointment first without obligation?

Sure! Please contact us and we will take care of your non-binding reservation until 2 weeks before the date. 

When is the Igloo Building Schliersee cancelled?

Lack of snow, snowstorm, too high avalanche danger can be reasons for a cancellation. We inform our participants as soon as it is foreseeable whether the tour can be carried out as planned. Usually it is 4 days before the date.

Do the tickets and vouchers expire if the appointment is cancelled?

No, the tickets and vouchers remain valid. In case of cancellation an alternative date will be arranged.

Am I in a group with my friends?

Yes! As long as you book under the same name, you will be assigned to the same group.

For bookings with different names, feel free to let us know.

How big are the groups? What is the minimum number of participants?

There is a maximum of 12 guests per guide.
If we have several groups for the same time, the guides decide on the spot whether the groups go together or separately.

The minimum number of participants is 6.

What material will be provided and what do I need to take with me?


  • 1 pair of snowshoes (size adjustable)
  • 1 pair of sticks (size adjustable)
  • Tools for building igloos
  • 1 Zipflbob
  • 1 headlamp

What do I have to bring myself ?

  • Waterproof and breathable winter clothing (incl. hat, gloves and waterproof, ankle-high mountain boots) 
  • optional ski or touring pants with snow skirt or gaiters
  • Food and thermos flask, power bars, etc. for snacks on the way
  • Cash for the Hut 
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • And the most important: drink, at least 1 liter per person

If you come with brand new hiking boots, you can take the blister plasters with you right away 😉

Public journey from Munich

With the BOB/BRB from stops Hbf or Harras. The BRB is later split into 3 train sections. Make sure you get on the right part of the train to Bayrischzell. You get off at Fischhausen Neuhaus (not Schliersee).
From there you have to take the ski bus to Spitzingsattel and then walk 15 minutes to the car park.

What parking facilities are available?

There is paid parking at the Kurvenlift car park.

How can I assess my athletic condition for this tour?

You can easily do a 2-hour mountain hike in summer? Then you've come to the right place! 

How many meters of altitude are there in total?

Approx. 300hm

Do we need any prior knowledge?

Igloo building Schliersee is suitable for beginners 😉
However, you should bring some stamina for the ascent.

What happens to my belongings during the tour?

Everything is locked in our own car, or can be locked in our vehicle.

Are there any refreshment facilities at the Igloo Construction Schliersee?

Yes, the managed hut "Obere Firstalm" will prepare a delicious lunch for us. Please remember cash.

Do I have to print out my ticket?

No. A digital version (smartphone) of the ticket is perfectly sufficient.


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    Veronika Illich

    This tour was a real experience. In perfect weather we trudged with snowshoes from Schliersee to the Obere Firstalm where we built the igloo. It was a lot of fun and our guide was able to teach us well what we should pay attention to so that it succeeds. On the way to the Bodenschneidhaus we had to walk back a bit because one of the participants was overwhelmed with the slope. Sometimes the guide ran a bit fast so that the group did not run together. But he also stopped again and again to wait for the slower ones. The descent with the Zipflbob was then a really great conclusion.
    The tour is in any case highly recommended. However, you should already bring a certain condition.

    March 14, 2019

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