Mirage Gstaad: On balance, an overwhelming success
The patience of Gstaad’s residents has been seriously tested in recent weeks, with Mirage Gstaad causing some controversy. There’s been a huge response to American artist Doug Aitken's installation, which has brought crowds of visitors flocking to see it.
An old custom for carpenters
When the old Gstaad fire brigade store was demolished in November 2018, the demolition team discovered the message shown on the picture.
Flurin Riedi succeeds Sébastien Epiney
Flurin Riedi will be the new head of Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus (GST). President David Matti introduced the new CEO at the AGM last Tuesday.
Will the Saanen region have snow in the summertime?
Snow farming can help to ensure a longer winter sports season and can guarantee snow for events. So, could the Saanen region benefit from this new technology?
The final cup of tea is served
On 17 March, the 36-year-old gondola lift took its last guests to the Eggli. In the adjoining mountain chalet, the last cup of tea was served because a new building is soon to follow. So, now’s the time to take a look back at this long-standing business.
Improved safety on the journey to school
The notorious trouble spot at the railway crossing needs to be made safer for schoolchildren and work to make this happen is due to take place in the spring.
The Romantik Hotel Hornberg wins a prestigious prize
Asic Robotics AG from Burgdorf has won the Espace Mittelland 2019 SVC Prize. The company specialises in robot systems for a wide variety of industries. Second place went to the four-star Romantik Hotel Hornberg in Saanenmöser-Gstaad.
The Gumm mountain landing site is to be closed
The Federal Supreme Court has ruled that the two mountain landing sites at Gumm and Rosenegg-West will definitely be closed at the end of September.
Last ride on soon-to-be nostalgic Eggli gondolas
This weekend is your last chance to take a ride in the Eggli gondolas.
An apartment is destroyed by fire
An apartment caught fire on Saturday, morning in Saanen. However, the flames were finally brought under control and extinguished and fortunately nobody was injured in the blaze.
Mateo Sanz Lanz is Swiss Sailor of the Year 2017/2018
On 23 February 2019, the best sailors in Switzerland were honoured for their 2017/2018 achievements at the sixth SUI Sailing Awards in Bern.
The end of an era
At the end of March, the equestrian centre Reitzentrum Gstaad is due to change hands. Ernst Voegeli, who looked after the facilities for 17 years and completely rebuilt the establishment, will hand it over to the new tenants, Horst Becker and Melania Maria Mangia.
A new foundation for the Wasserngrat
There was a lot of talk about money at the Wasserngrat 2000 AG’s 19th Annual General Meeting. Now, a solution is emerging to secure the necessary funds.
We thought we’d come and stay with you over half-term. That’s alright isn’t it?”
5th and 6th places in Miami for the GYC Racing Team
The world’s leading Olympic sailors, including 34 Olympic medallists, competed in the second round of the Hempel World Cup Series in Miami, Florida, USA. More than 650 sailors from 60 nations raced on the waters of Biscayne Bay in the first big event of 2019.
Do you remember Chalet Marie José?
Chalet Marie José was the first private boarding school in Gstaad. It was founded in 1912 and temporary home to royals from Belgium, Italy and Spain amongst others.
Classic Cars and Music 2019
The organisational team of the Classic Cars and Music of Saanen is proud to announce that the third edition will take place on Saturday, 10 August 2019 thanks to the generous support of the three main sponsors, RH FINANCE, Hästens and SaanenBank.
Healthy sleep, healthy aging
Hästens Store Saanen supports World Sleep Day on 15 March.
Easier motoring in Turbach
Plans are afoot to provide more passing places in Turbach. A second event was held at the end of January to deliver information and set out the proposed plans. Then, in the spring, the Saanen municipality will vote on the construction project.
Planned landfill causes controversy
There’s been a landfill shortage for many years in the Saanenland and Pays-d'Enhaut. Now, a new project plan to deposit excavation material in Rougemont is starting to cause considerable controversy.