Construction manager Thomas Frutschi left
The Saanen city council has announced that Thomas Frutschi left the municipal administration of Saanen at the end of 2018.
Nighttime availability of a rescue helicopter in Saanen
A pilot scheme has been running since 15 December 2018 from the Saanen airfield, offering a 24-hour rescue helicopter. This service will benefit the entire population of the region.
Numerous rescue missions
Nice weather and occasionally icy slopes have led to many ski accidents over the holidays. Air-Glaciers and Rega flew out on numerous missions over the Christmas and New Year periods.
New plans for the Rellerli
Sunday 6 January marked the end of an era: the Rellerli cable car went on its last journey and the Berghaus closed. New plans now lie ahead to make the mountain a good place for tourists to visit – with or without a cable car.
Issue 1 | 2019 Editorial
The first issue of 2019 is out now with lots of news, stories and the interview with Mehran Azmoudeh. Dont't miss it!
A Brief History of… …Christmas Lights in Gstaad
Midwinter, or the hibernal solstice, is the longest and darkest night of the year, when our planet tilts its northern reaches furthest from the sun’s warm embrace, when man most craves light.
Winter Sport Series: Skijoring
Grainy black-and-white photos of skiing in glamorous Gstaad during the 1940s and 50s often portray some aggressively brash styles considering the technology of the day: laminated wood planks with un-releasable Kandahar bindings, leather-basketed bamboo poles.
Your vote counts for GYC sailors: Racing Team news and SUI awards
SUI Sailing Awards 2019: time to vote! 15 participants are nominated in five categories and wait for your vote!
Success for young breeders from the Saanenland
Young breeders from the Saanen region have shone during the 25th Berner Junior-Expo that took place in Thun in the middle of November. They scooped five victories in various categories and four further podium places.
On a film set with Karim Ojjeh
Racing driver Karim Ojjeh from Schönried has recently starred in a BMW commercial. Filming took place last September in Schönried and Gstaad.
What’s your frequency?
Elevation 1049, an art concept with site-specific outdoor exhibitions, visits the Saanenland for its third winter iteration.
Marilyn Monroe in Gstaad
Joanna Blanquart White is exhibiting her collages of Marilyn Monroe at the Atelier Buch und Bild in Gstaad. The artist began her work on Marilyn by complete chance in 1972.
A slightly different kind of travel guide
Farrol Kahn‘s book on Gstaad is about local personalities who live and work in the region. He'd now like to obtain pictures for the book and is running a photo competition.
An epic life – an emblematic building: Robert Steffen and the Gstaad Palace
Leaving Montreux and climbing the mountains by MOB you feel joy and a happiness as the train heads towards the Saanenland. You dream of snowy winter landscapes or green hills sprinkled with colourful flowers.
The police and fire brigade moved to a new location
The old fire brigade building at Spittelweg 7 has been out of service since the beginning of November and is due to be demolished. The police station, fire brigade and tenants there have moved into a new building at Gsteigstrasse 14.
Gstaad dairy gets green light for new site
The building permit for a new dairy in Gstaad has been issued. Construction is scheduled to be completed by spring 2020. The development will include milk reception and processing facilities as well as a warehouse.
Flying high with Fred-Paulin Gétaz
Fred-Paulin Gétaz presides the International Balloon Festival in Château-d'Oex, which is not just hot air.
Flagship project Eggli
The new Eggli gondola lift and Berghaus project is making progress. The gondola will be renewed over the next year. Meanwhile, as soon as financing is secured, work on the Berghaus will start and last until 2020.
Open day at Saanersloch
On 15 December, 4,500 winter sports enthusiasts attended the opening ceremony for the new Saanersloch cable car in Saanenmöser. The many visitors who attended all enjoyed numerous attractions and made the most of the pristine ski slopes.
A great meeting place
To add to the fine array of restaurants and cafes in Gstaad, there’s now a new coffee lounge and drinks bar. On 6 December, brothers Ahmet and Murat Bicik and their team opened the doors of their new venture. They’ve called it Bro's.