Elisabeth & Alfredo Beracasa

Fun & Fundaments of Gstaad Living

Alfredo Beracasa talks about his love for Gstaad
Elisabeth & Alfredo Beracasa

Fun & Fundaments of Gstaad Living

Alfredo Beracasa talks about his love for Gstaad

Star studded wonderwall at GreenGO

Jasmine Wheatcroft, a Gstaad-based artist, is giving the graffiti wall a new coat of paint with a hyper-realistic painted collage. Instead of street art, the wall is now adorned with stars and starlets that have been partying at GreenGo nightclub over the years.

Star studded wonderwall at GreenGO

Jasmine Wheatcroft, a Gstaad-based artist, is giving the graffiti wall a new coat of paint with a hyper-realistic painted collage. Instead of street art, the wall is now adorned with stars and starlets that have been partying at GreenGo nightclub over the years.

perfectly prepped slopes | (c)Destination Gstaad / Melanie Uhkoetter

The trail makers in the night!

It looks like muted ballet in the dark, something from a silent movie. The lights glide effortlessly, up and down the mountain, across the white mass in the all-enveloping darkness. Every night the same performance – it is the snow groomers, creators of the pristine trails we wake up to every ...
perfectly prepped slopes | (c)Destination Gstaad / Melanie Uhkoetter

The trail makers in the night!

It looks like muted ballet in the dark, something from a silent movie. The lights glide effortlessly, up and down the mountain, across the white mass in the all-enveloping darkness. Every night the same performance – it is the snow groomers, creators of the pristine trails we wake up to every ...

Photograph: Anna Charles Camilla Leigh and Camilla Chalmers

The Queen's canopy at la Tine

On Friday, 21 October 2022, a small group met in the forests of the Parc Naturel Region Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut at La Tine to contribute to the Queen’s Green Canopy – an initiative to commemorate the life and reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. How did this come about? GstaadLife ...
Photograph: Anna Charles Camilla Leigh and Camilla Chalmers

The Queen's canopy at la Tine

On Friday, 21 October 2022, a small group met in the forests of the Parc Naturel Region Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut at La Tine to contribute to the Queen’s Green Canopy – an initiative to commemorate the life and reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. How did this come about? GstaadLife ...

Celebrating 50 years of educational excellence

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.

Celebrating 50 years of educational excellence

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.

Rescuer in the snow - and even more snow

Ueli Grundisch led the SAC rescue station in Gstaad for 25 years, a straightforward, quiet and modest person.

Rescuer in the snow - and even more snow

Ueli Grundisch led the SAC rescue station in Gstaad for 25 years, a straightforward, quiet and modest person.

1.8 tonnes of alpine cheese sold in two days

Jessica and Viktor Sulliger were left with 180 loaves of Alpine cheese because of some imperfections in the dough. After their story had appeared in the newspaper 20 Minuten, they sold their cheese within two days.

1.8 tonnes of alpine cheese sold in two days

Jessica and Viktor Sulliger were left with 180 loaves of Alpine cheese because of some imperfections in the dough. After their story had appeared in the newspaper 20 Minuten, they sold their cheese within two days.

The picture

The red kite has been native to Saanenland for several years now, and can often be seen circling over meadows and pastures in search of food. Recently, Helmuth Gehlken was able to observe the bird on his perch near Gstaad, as he was besieged by a flock of ravens.

The picture

The red kite has been native to Saanenland for several years now, and can often be seen circling over meadows and pastures in search of food. Recently, Helmuth Gehlken was able to observe the bird on his perch near Gstaad, as he was besieged by a flock of ravens.

Autumn impressions

Autumn impressions


Switzerland’s largest breeding birds in the Saanenland, Part 2

How privileged we are to be able to observe Switzerland’s two largest breeding birds, the golden eagle and the bearded vulture, here in Saanenland.

Switzerland’s largest breeding birds in the Saanenland, Part 2

How privileged we are to be able to observe Switzerland’s two largest breeding birds, the golden eagle and the bearded vulture, here in Saanenland.

The dog calls the shots in the pasture

They are big, mostly white, bark loudly and live amid livestock herds: livestock guardian dogs. Those who conscientiously follow the rules of conduct have nothing to fear from them – in theory.

The dog calls the shots in the pasture

They are big, mostly white, bark loudly and live amid livestock herds: livestock guardian dogs. Those who conscientiously follow the rules of conduct have nothing to fear from them – in theory.

30 organisations for Alpine pleasure destination

In 2016, leading groups and organization in tourism developed a tourism strategy for the Destination Gstaad. Now the strategy was revised and signed by 30 organisations who represent a wide range of stakeholders. It defines how the region wants to develop in terms of tourism.

30 organisations for Alpine pleasure destination

In 2016, leading groups and organization in tourism developed a tourism strategy for the Destination Gstaad. Now the strategy was revised and signed by 30 organisations who represent a wide range of stakeholders. It defines how the region wants to develop in terms of tourism.

Depopulation in the Saanenland

New ways of living and working offer mountain regions like Obersimmental and Saanenland an opportunity. “Creative solutions are needed for success,” says Professor Dr Heike Mayer from the University of Bern.

Depopulation in the Saanenland

New ways of living and working offer mountain regions like Obersimmental and Saanenland an opportunity. “Creative solutions are needed for success,” says Professor Dr Heike Mayer from the University of Bern.

Avalanches in Lauenen and Feutersoey

In the night of Thursday, 28 January, an avalanche descended from the Lauenenhorn and buried an access road. Another avalanche descended the following day in Feutersoey. Luckily, neither were people injured, nor buildings damaged.

Avalanches in Lauenen and Feutersoey

In the night of Thursday, 28 January, an avalanche descended from the Lauenenhorn and buried an access road. Another avalanche descended the following day in Feutersoey. Luckily, neither were people injured, nor buildings damaged.

Gstaad and Le Rosey - an inseparable history

The history of the boarding school Le Rosey and that of Gstaad have been closely linked for 104 years. In fact, it is mainly thanks to this institution that Gstaad has become the world-famous holiday resort it still is today.

Gstaad and Le Rosey - an inseparable history

The history of the boarding school Le Rosey and that of Gstaad have been closely linked for 104 years. In fact, it is mainly thanks to this institution that Gstaad has become the world-famous holiday resort it still is today.

Pure nature

As every year, a Christmas tree decorates the Promenade, which is traditionally organised by the Dorforganisation (village organisation) Gstaad.

Pure nature

As every year, a Christmas tree decorates the Promenade, which is traditionally organised by the Dorforganisation (village organisation) Gstaad.

Back to its natural width

At the end of October, part of the right bank of the river Saane at Rougemont was replanted. It was one ore stage in the canton of Vaud’s land restoration project.

Back to its natural width

At the end of October, part of the right bank of the river Saane at Rougemont was replanted. It was one ore stage in the canton of Vaud’s land restoration project.

Expansion of the Rütti school complex clearly rejected

The voters of Saanen have clearly rejected the expansion of the Rütti school complex. The additional credit for ÜO No. 79 "Les Arts/Ried" was also rejected. The other proposals were accepted.

Expansion of the Rütti school complex clearly rejected

The voters of Saanen have clearly rejected the expansion of the Rütti school complex. The additional credit for ÜO No. 79 "Les Arts/Ried" was also rejected. The other proposals were accepted.

Public transport included

Public transport included


Pictures of the Week: Autumn impressions

Anzeiger von Saanen readers shared their snapshots of autumn landscapes. The Saanenland and its surrounding valleys are a beautiful spot to be, also during the off-season.

Pictures of the Week: Autumn impressions

Anzeiger von Saanen readers shared their snapshots of autumn landscapes. The Saanenland and its surrounding valleys are a beautiful spot to be, also during the off-season.

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