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.
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.