Nathalie von Siebenthal racked up fifth place in the World Cup in Davos in the 10km skaing competition recently. At halftime the Lauenerin was leading the group, but at the end she lost by 16.4 seconds to the winner Ingvild Flugstad Östberg.
Samichlous visited the Saanenland on 6 December, bringing all children a fine chlousäckli, a little bag of treats. Samichlous arrived with Schmutzli on a donkey, and stayed in the group of eager children who had gathered, letting them fawn over him.
The newspaper SonntagsZeitung has released its winter hotel ratings, with Gstaad-area properties earning top marks. The Hotel Spitzhorn is—for the fourth year in a row—rated number one in the 3-star hotel category.
Last Friday night in Gstaad, unknown offenders broke into a boutique by rear-ending a car into the windows. They fled with merchandise in a getaway car, which was later found in Feutersoey. Police are now asking for witnesses to come forward.