Storms passed through Switzerland
The storm Burglind had Switzerland under its control a few days into 2018 as it dumped trucks, blocked streets and tore down trees, which caused major damage. Train connections were also affected. The Saanenland, however, managed to escape with little damage.
New service provider in the region
Saanenland is now home to @ Your Disposal, a multi-faceted provider of commercial and personal services. From cleaning to gardening, concierge-related services to child care, @ Your Disposal delivers immediate and high-quality services that are tailored to your needs.
Progress for the Eggli Gstaad gondola
The approval process for the new Eggli gondola has taken a big step forward. The cable car operator BDG informs that after constructive negotiations the last of five objections was withdrawn.
Two people die in avalanche
Heavy precipitation over the last days and weeks raised the risk of avalanches to a 4 on the northern side of the Alps and to a 5, the highest number on the scale of the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, in wide parts of the Valais and the Grisons.
Hôtel de Rougemont bought by Chinese investor
In a media release, Andresen Hôtels SA, owner of the Hôtel de Rougemont, and Hôtel de Rougemont Management Sàrl, the operator of the hotel, communicate the sale of the hotel, which took place retroactively by
15 December 2017.
Issue 1|2018 Editorial
The Saanenland is sporting some old cable cars. Old enough to be outdated but not old enough to be antiques. And if they should get to that second stage, I wouldn’t want to ride up on a mountain with them.
Fondue’s stirring past
Find a pot. Add red wine, grated cheese and ground meal, heat and stir until the cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy.
Ready, Set, Sail!
With a freshly brewed plan to compete in the famous Transatlantic Jacques Vabre – “Coffee Route” – Regatta, the dynamic sailing duo Anja von Mühlenen and Adriana Kostiw are honing their skills and actively seeking donors to help make their dream come true.
Spitzhorn rockfall forces closure of Sanetschpass pathway
The Sanetschpass pathway remains closed until further notice due to fallen rocks. Local authorities warn that further rockfall is possible.
Update on Local Healthcare Situation
After the various openings and closings of health facilities in Saanen, there is now more important news regarding ensuring basic health care in the Saanenland.
A new location for the Gstaad dairy
Over the last few years, the Gstaad dairy has been planning to construct a new building in order to cater to all of their needs and solve ongoing issues such as lack of space and traffic conditions that they are facing in their current location.
“Gstaad Authentique” Represents Regional Products
The “Gstaad Authentique” label emerged out of the 2020+ Initiative and currently represents 22 products from 12 local producers. According to the team behind the label there is still plenty of room to grow.
This is the first of a series of four articles where GstaadLife interviews “New Highlanders” – individuals from various professions who have come to live in the Saanenland and Pays-d’Enhaut region.
From the youngest to the eldest – autumn at the GYC
Over the past three months the Gstaad Yacht Clubs sailing activities concluded with congratulations for various achievements – the Junior season, the Centenarians in Saint-Tropez and some of our sport members for their worldwide sailing success.
When most people think of skiing in Gstaad, they envision hurtling down groomed runs on carbon-fibre planks at 50km/h, schussing off-piste through feathery powder, chocolat chaud on terraces with breathtaking panoramic views, or legendary apéros in a cozy après-ski venue.
Heart and soul at St Peter’s
They say the eyes are the window to the soul. But at St Peter’s Church in Château-d’Oex, it’s the stunning stained glass windows that are the eyes to the heart and soul of the congregation.
Inspiration at Open Spaces Gallery Feutersoey
Open Spaces is an art centre in Feutersoey that houses a select few artists for three month periods, allowing them to create a temporary home to work and display their art for all to see, as well as pieces they are in the process of completing.
New book on the history of the Saanenland
A new, lavishly illustrated book highlights the daily life of the Saanen people over the last two hundred years.