100 years of planes in Gstaad
In winter 1922, the Aero Club of Switzerland organised a beginners' course for unpowered flight with in Gstaad. This was the first official glider plane event in Switzerland and the course finished off with a competition.
Of those to whom much is given, much is required
The 2021-2022 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy (JFK) International School in Saanen. Founded in 1971, this small school with a big heart has become a much-loved fixture of the Saanenland community.
Topschau Cow Beauty Pageant
Cow beauty pageants are mother’s milk to Switzerland, where alpine villages have been holding such events for more than a century. Here in the Saanenland, various events will be held the week of 24 October, known as "Cow Show Week".
Top Weather - Top Cows - Topschau!
Traditional costumes and beautiful cows were aplenty at Topschau 2015. Photo: Heidi Rolli Text: GSTAADLIFE The 12th Topschau brought more than 80 fine cows to Gstaad last week. The day’s top honours are divided into separate categories for different races of animal.
On the Road with Bugatti -- Local Car Enthusiast & his Classic Supercars
My first Bugatti in front of the old BKW depot in June 1960.
Alpine Coaster Staff Found Guilty
It claims to be the world’s highest mountain roller coaster. In 2007, it was also the world’s deadliest.
Holy Cow! Saanenland Bovines Take Top Honours
Petra, Miss BEA, of the Perreten brothers in Lauenen. Photo: KeLeKi Text: GSTAADLIFE Cow beauty pageants are mother’s milk to Switzerland, where alpine villages have been holding such events for more than a century.
Heavy Rains, Light Damage in the Saanenland
Photo: AvS Text: GSTAADLIFE All of Switzerland saw heavy rainfall in the first week of May, but the Saanenland was particularly badly hit. Since May 1, the region’s streams are roaring with high water levels.
Luxury Arrives in the Pays-d’Enhaut
Photo: Hotel de Rougemont The newly debuted Hotel de Rougemont is the first luxury establishment to grace the Pays-d’Enhaut in many years. By GSTAADLIFE The hotel is a classic blend of luxury and alpine chic.
Gstaad Yacht Club Summer Wrap-Up
Photo and Text: GYC The Gstaad Yacht Club’s summer calendar illustrates the shared passions of its members – sailing, rallying, socialising and attending cultural events – from the clubhouse to Swiss waters and beyond.
What’s Not to Bike? The Saanenland’s New Emphasis on Cycling
Photo: Gstaad Saanenland Tourism
The plans to turn Gstaad into a biking mecca as announced last October by Gstaad Saanenland Tourism are coming along – albeit slowly.
The Prosts--The Family That Races Together Stays Together
Photo: Anoush Abrar Text and Interview: Alexis Munier GSTAADLIFE recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Alain Prost, racecar driver extraordinaire.
The Life and Times of Brigitta Notz
By Januaria Piromallo Anyone who knows Brigitta Notz, international icon of Gstaad, knows that nun is an occupation that wouldn’t suit her. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know her way around a nunnery.
Music Soars at Menuhin Festival Gstaad
Photo: Menuhin Festival Gstaad By: Alexis Munier NIng's Notes of Perfection On August 8th, renowned violinist Ning Feng wowed the packed pews with sonatas by Janacek, Prokofiev and Beethoven.
Irene Kung--A Portrait of Light
Text: Januaria Piromallo · Interview: Alexis Munier · Photos: Irene Kung An ancient oak tree glows in the night. Dancing shadows crisscross the Brooklyn Bridge. Long, foamy waves drag the viewer under. It’s no wonder they call her “Le Corbusier of the Click”.
Letter from the Editor--July 12, 2013
Summertime...and the Lovin' Is Easy If it’s your first summer in the Saanenland, you may be overwhelmed by all there is to do here. I know that I am.
Index of areas at risk in Real Estate Bubble
TRANSLATED AND ADAPTED FROM THE ARTICLE BY MICHAEL FÖHN FROM AVS 20.11.2012
Meet the Author of new book ‘Come pesci nella rete’
Januaria Piromallo, Italian journalist lives between Milano and Gstaad. She also consults on the topic of Journalism at Suor Orsola University.
Launensee, a natural canvas
Totally unexpected, Lauenensee on Sunday gave us a "San Nicolaus" present: another unforgettable day on ice skates. A thin layer of very light snow crystals covered the lake like a white velvet carpet.