Having just bumped into Oliver Preston at the Palace playroom we cannot resist reminding you about his exhibition on Saturday December 26 and Sunday December 27 from 17h00 to 21h00 at the Gstaad Palace. His cartoons are just too funny and as he spends some time of the year in Gstaad he takes quite some inspiration from what is going on in and around our region. So be careful if you find yourself sitting next to him at a dinner party! Enjoy!
"Sometimes I think you love Gstaad more than me." (click to enlarge)
From Sunday December 13 on there will be a new train timetable in effect. One very good change is that from Monday to Friday the first train from Saanen in the direction of Zweisimmen leaves at 5h02 (Gstaad 5h07), which means that you can get to Zurich airport by 08h16 instead of 08h50. You will find the new timetable in your mailbox on Tuesday, or you can place ahead at www.rail.ch.
The first construction machines drove up the Alpinamatte in spring 2008 and as the picture above from this summer shows, much has happened since. The whole area is completely closed so it is now very hard to get a decent pictures (if you happen to have a good one one, do let us know). According to Marcel Bach, we will be allowed a sneak peak in the fall of 2010 when the shell of the unfinished hotel can be viewed.
The Rotary Club of Gstaad-Saanenland recently honored the following local personalities with its Paul-Harris-Fellowship award: Klaus Burkhalter, Zweisimmen, Bill Lovell and Peter Hänni, Saanen, Herbert Messerli, Lenk and Ernst Niederhauser, Gstaad.
Pictured above: Herbert Messerli, Ernst Niederhauser, Klaus Burkhalter and club president Ruedi Minnig