The off-season has been busy for Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad (BDG), the Saanenland’s beleaguered mountain railways company. From the purchase of Hamilton Lodge to a new collaboration with adjacent ski areas, a variety of news shows the company tries everything to reach a secure financial future.
I remember the day well. It was not long after we had arrived in Gstaad. My husband was at home with the children and I was travelling on a business trip. We were talking on a decidedly dodgy Skype connection.