Alpina reaches the 100,000kg mark
No, not the the hotel, Alpina the cow. She a Swiss Fleckvieh and has produced over 100,000kg of milk over the past 18 years. She is the first cow to reach that mark in the municipality of Gsteig as the Swiss Herdbook confirms.
New General Manager at The Alpina Gstaad
Tim Weiland will follow in Eric Favre's footsteps at The Alpina Gstaad.
Abländschen celebrates its tradition
The village organisation of Abländschen organised a public cheese making event. Everybody was welcome to produce their very own cheese.
Dairy Gstaad receives building permit
After many year of planning, the dairy Gstaad finally received the building permit for a new construction at Lauenenstrasse, behind the building of Bauwerk AG.
An Antonov visited Gstaad
In early September a special guest was welcomed on the landing strip of the airport in Saanen. The organisation Pro Belpmoos organised the visit of the biplane. Passengers and other aviation aficionados were ravished over the visit of the Antonov AN 2.
When I was young we washed out milk bottles, donated aluminum cans to charity appeals and enthusiastically returned fizzy pop bottles to shopkeepers, earning 5p-per-bottle deposits as a nifty way to top up our weekly pocket money allowances.
Before there were roads
Getting the cows up to the alps to make cheese isn’t easy. Fifty years ago, it was unbelievably challenging.
Lezhneva delivers emotional rollercoaster
If you had a look at the Menhuin Festival programme, you were probably just as impressed by it as I was. The sheer number of world-class artists to choose from made deciding which performance to see tricky.
From the engines to the waters
Since 2006, the Gstaad Yacht Club has organised an annual classic car rally in collaboration with the Gstaad Automobile Club, which combines a ride along some of the most beautiful roads in Switzerland with remote-controlled model boat sailing.
The magic of bells
For this last interview of the summer, GstaadLife met with Mr Hannes Moor, who contributed the section on the Schopfer bells to the recently published book Passion. This short interview cannot do justice to the range and depth of this subject.
Positive outlook for the BDG
The Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG (BDG) recorded 18 percent more first-time admissions in the past financial year. Sales increased by CHF 3 million, the EBITDA margin rose to 27 percent and the annual profit was CHF 281,000.
Lack of rain threatens the fish
Many fish in small streams are suffering from the long drought that has been endured over the summer. Extra measures had to be taken to help the fish, such as having some areas of the rivers observed and scrapped.