Saanen bypass now open to traffic
On Friday August 20 2010, the Saanen bypass was officially inaugurated. Since Monday August 30, it is no longer possible to drive through Saanen, making the drive from Gstaad to Rougemont about one or two minutes longer depending on traffic. As for the village, it already feels a tad too quiet -- those of you with kids who are Lightning McQueen fans will understand what we mean when we say the whole place feels a bit "Radiator Springs". But it's what the people wanted, and hopefully things will liven up when they get around to turning the main street into a proper Promenade.