Top Chef Bids Farewell to Gstaad
Marcus G. Lindner, The Alpina Gstaad’s celebrated chef, will leave the hotel after the winter season for a new, as yet unnamed, challenge.
HUUS Hotel Nears Completion
The region's largest hotel--HUUS--is set to open 2 December. Journalists were invited to tour the construction site in early November, led by general manager Mirka Czybik and CEO Günther Weilguni, as well as architect Peter Kohler. With 130 workers on-site, members of the press were ...
Mary, Queen of Skates
In the frosty snow and in the pounding rain, with howling winds and with clear, sunny skies, Mary is there. She arrives when Gstaad’s ice skating rink first opens in winter, and does not miss a single day. In fact, she hasn’t missed a single day for 35 years!
Back to the Drawing Board for Le Rosey
Last week marked a serious turning point in the construction dreams of Institut Le Rosey. The high-profile boarding school retracted their new campus project “Erli” in Schönried, after it was deemed too disruptive to the surrounding countryside by cantonal officials.
New Barriers at Train Station
Small, retractable barriers have been a feature of the small street in front of Gstaad's train station for many years, preventing through traffic for anything but delivery trucks and taxis.
Nathalie von Siebenthal Gears Up for Season
The local cross-country skier Nathalie von Siebenthal is getting a headstart on the season. She was able to take advantage of the excellent conditions on Glacier 3000 at the end of October to commence her physical training.
Northern Lights in the Saanenland?
Northern lights can usually be observed during cold winters in the northern hemisphere in polar regions. However, this can surprisingly also occur in our latitudes. As a result of reflection and refraction from sunlight on existing ice crystals, such rainbow-like sun rings can arise. Thanks ...
Winter Arrives in Gstaad
After a mild autumn, winter has now blanketed the Saanenland with several centimetres of snow. The BDG, which runs the region's mountain lifts and gondolas may start the season a week early. Snowmaking facilities in the East sector are in operation and the group is preparing the Hornberg/Saanerslockgrat ...
Third Place for Switzerland at Culinary Olympics
A Swiss team led by none other than Gstaad chef Tobia Ciarulli has won the bronze medal at the Culinary Olympics. The talented national youth team scored big as well--securing second place after Sweden.