5G triggers big fears
There’s one topic currently causing major concern in Switzerland: The new 5G mobile network. This controversial communication technology is also finding its way into the Saanen region.
A milestone and investing in the future
In just eight weeks, Les Hauts de Gstaad & SPA Golf Hotel has completely refurbished all its bathrooms in the main building, with six new hotel rooms, a wellness suite and the sauna facilities, including a relaxation room. In total, CHF 1.8m have been invested.
Investment projects in the municipality of Lauenen
Lauenen has done very well: in 2018, the municipality recorded 1.2 million francs more tax revenue than expected. The Municipal Assembly approved funding commitments for resurfacing, water supply and sanitation works.
The BDG is the achiever of the year
The Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad (BDG) has really scooped up the awards at this year's Skiareatest Winter Awards and has been presented with the prize for the highest achiever of 2019.
Karim Ojjeh recounts the difficult weekend at Silverstone from the driver's perspective, which left him and his team with a difficult decision that they are yet to make.
World Bee Day on 20 May: A call for the protection of biodiversity
The massive decline in biodiversity over recent years has worried professionals as well as large numbers of the population. On the one hand, bees are directly affected, but they also play an important role in preserving biodiversity.
Out on the 3D course
Fortunately, despite the storm and rain, on Saturday 11 May, around 200 visitors still came to the opening of the new 3D archery course at the hunters’ shooting range in Saanen.
A heating network using state of the art technology
Since the autumn of last year, a new central heating plant in Schönried has been operating and supplies heat to 500 residential units. The proud double chalet is also the location of the Saanenmöser-Schönried fire brigade.
Talking when many people won’t speak out
"Domestic violence" - 60 people, including a surprising number of men, faced this difficult issue. It was hard to take on board the message presented by social worker Annelis Eichenberger, along with author Louise Hill, also affected by domestic violence herself.
Apartment building is uninhabitable after a fire
On Tuesday 7 May, a fire broke out in a house of multiple occupation in Saanen. The building is no longer habitable. The cantonal police of Berne have begun investigations into the cause of the fire.
Opening of the new post agency in the tourist office
The new post office in Saanen opened on Monday 6 May, replacing the former post office on Bahnhofstrasse. The former property has been sold by the post office to the Saanen Bank. The contract takes effect with the new solution for the postal service.
1st place for Gstaad-Lenk at the international mountain guide race
Success for the Gstaad-Lenk mountain guide section: At the international mountain guide race in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy, our mountain guides took first place in the team classification.
Tunnel for the new Cabane-Pillon piste
Glacier 3000 continues to expand its network of pistes. Thanks to a new 265-metre long tunnel, the Pierres Pointes Piste is to reopen.
Efforts to keep La Braye alive
The Association Edelweiss Paradise tries to save the La Braye cablecar. They are facing a deadline within which they have to buy the facilities from the Commune de Château-d'Oex, however, that is not realistic.
Ten years for ten seconds
It was a day with much sunshine and nearly as much of a sense of poignancy, the MOB (Montreux Oberland Bernois Railway) presented the gauge changer for the meter gauge to switch to the standard gauge. This happened just as the work was taking place in Zweisimmen.
What on earth is going on?
The cuckoo has recently returned to our fields. For anyone who’s superstitious, this means always carrying a few coins in your trouser pockets.