Three Glaciers Retreat

Immerse yourself in the ultimate wilderness, surrounded by pristine views, untouched spaces, and profound silence. Three Glaciers is an exclusive retreat tucked away deep in the interior of Antarctica. Nestled at the base of Mount Sporli in the Ellsworth Mountains, this area is the definition of remote. And as its name alludes, Three Glaciers Retreat does in fact lie at the head of three glaciers: Schneider, Schanz, and Driscoll.

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Ultimate privacy and superior service is assured with occupancy limited to just 16 guests. Three suites feature king beds and five suites are outfitted with two extra-long twin beds.

Our suites are sanctuaries for relaxation and comfort. These double-walled havens are designed to withstand the toughest Antarctic conditions while their interiors are focused on the cozy details. Custom white oak and walnut beds feature dreamy mattresses, sateen sheets, and down duvets. Even in 24-hour daylight, you can draw the window shades and settle in for a deep slumber. All suites are heated and equipped with a sitting area, a charging station for personal electronics, and plenty of space to store polar gear.

Enjoy unobstructed views from your private patio, as the eight suites are perfectly positioned around 180° like a giant sundial. This precise alignment also optimizes the summer sun’s path, giving each patio a period of direct sunlight.

The dining room and lounge are the heart of Three Glaciers. Here our Chef creates original dishes with fresh ingredients flown in from Chile. In between meals, you can relax on the sofa with a book from our polar library or enjoy a coffee from the comfort of a leather lounge chair.


Majestic peaks and tumbling glaciers offer unlimited opportunities for snowmobiling, hiking, climbing, and skiing. The options for exploration in this magnificent setting are almost endless and our experienced guides will design daily adventures to match each group’s pursuits.

Want to stay near home? No problem! Just behind Three Glaciers lies the perfect hill for a quick ski or snowboard session. Or grab the volleyball for a scrimmage on our snow court. Looking to relax? That’s our specialty! Let us pour the wine as you breathe in the absolute quiet and stunning views from one of our secluded viewing platforms.

Environmental Ethic

In keeping with our mission to set the highest possible environmental standards, our retreat is primarily solar powered. Generators are only used in the event of extended cloud cover and interior spaces are heated with high-efficiency Toyostoves.

We protect this pristine landscape by removing all waste, including human waste, from Three Glaciers. Private toilet facilities are located next to the dining room and utilize a system that separates liquid and solid waste for ease of transport.

While we work to minimize the amount of residue water we generate, as well as the fuel we use to melt snow, we encourage you to enjoy the luxury of a hot shower, here in the middle of Antarctica. We gather and melt snow straight from the glacier to keep a piping hot supply ready in our custom-built shower facility. Complementary toiletries and towels are provided.

Ready to Book?

Three Glaciers Retreat can be booked as an accommodation enhancement to an existing ALE experience, or the entire retreat can be reserved for private groups interested in creating their own bespoke experiences.

Please contact our Salt Lake City Sales Office for pricing and availability.

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