JFK Schoolhouse Renovation Completed

Tue, 09. Feb. 2016

John F. Kennedy International School held the official opening of their beautifully renovated schoolhouse on 12 January 2016. The schoolhouse, which was built in 1880, was donated by the people of Saanen to school in 2000. The unique building has been a source of local pride for 135 years.

December Tourism Numbers on Par

Sun, 07. Feb. 2016

Despite a decrease on the slopes, other tourism staples saved the Saanenland from a dip in the Christmas to New Year period.

“The obvious lack of snow meant that day trippers from cities didn't come to the region,” says Matthias In-Albon, Business Manager, BDG, regarding their 15 % decrease in first-time lift entry compared to the same period last year.

24h Ski Race Cancelled

Fri, 05. Feb. 2016

The Saanenland's most famous ski race has been cancelled due to lack of snow. With warmer winter weather than expected, snow levels are lower than they should be. The 24h Ski Race Gsteig takes place on a natural piste with no artificial snow, and therefore cannot be held as planned.

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24h Ski Race Cancelled

The Saanenland's most famous ski race has been cancelled due to lack of snow. With warmer winter weather than expected, snow levels are lower than they should be. The 24h Ski Race Gsteig takes place on a natural piste with no artificial snow, and therefore cannot be held as planned.