Not long after moving to Saanenland I decided that jigsaw puzzles and the local Scherenschnitt art were a match made in heaven.
It’s that time of the month again
Thinking of booking an appointment for the hairdresser, or planning on trimming your nails? Have you recently decided to dig a well? If you live in the Saanenland, and don’t want to leave things to chance, you may want to check the current lunar phase of the synodic month.
Nostromino at stormy Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2019
Mission accomplished for Nostromino, the brand-new Wally Nano MK11 007. There could be no better way to test its qualities than the 2019 edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, which will probably remain in sailing history books for the tough, stormy conditions that hit the fleet.
Emilie Tschanz rides the waves all over the world
Emilie Tschanz comes from Mannried and attends grammar school in Gstaad. In her free time, the 16-year-old is constantly battling with the wind. This spring, she’ll take part in the European Championship and will also be at this summer’s World Cup.
Deadly debris on cow pastures
Items that are carelessly discarded on meadows and pastures can end up in animal feed and cause internal damage to animals. The precise number of animals that are actually affected or even die is unknown, with the number of unreported cases unclear and autopsies usually too expensive to carry ...
Pascal Rittener-Ruff has spent the last couple of years in bringing winegrowing and winemaking to the Pays-d’Enhaut. The project is all but straightforward, however Rittener-Ruff is determined to continue and receives a lot of support from the community.
The Schafwald is fit for the future
For the past five years, the Hotel Gstaad Palace has been financing the afforestation of the Schafwald on the Oberbort. The well-maintained trees are now fit for future.
The Eisbahn AG is planning renovation work
The ice rink and car park complex are in need of renovation. So, Eisbahn AG Gstaad is in contact with the local council and the people in the area who use the facilities. Up for discussion, among others, is the renovation of the grandstand and also an extension of Unter-Gstaad car park.
Bee colonies: Losses not as bad as expected
Over the winter of 2018/2019, 13.6% of bee colonies dwindled in Switzerland. In addition, 12.1% of colonies were too weak after the winter to develop into worker colonies.
A tennis tournament with exciting side events
In addition to defending champion Matteo Berrettini and Roberto Bautista Agut, last year’s opponents in the final, other well-known players will be stepping forwards for the imminent J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad.
New play area
The new façade play area and external redesign of the Berghaus on the Rinderberg are proof that the BDG has taken the first step as part of a large project to create an experience for summer tourists through design features.
J. Krishnamurti in Saanen, 1961–1985
The Museum der Landschaft Saanen is hosting an exhibition this summer – 13 July to 22 September – on the spiritual philosopher and educator J. Krishnamurti.
No developments to the Hubelstrasse as originally planned
The development plans for the Hubelstrasse have suffered the consequences of Institut the Le Rosey withdrawing its campus project and the administrative court of Bern now disallowing the hotel zone here.
Drought is preying on the Swiss forests
The summer of 2018 with extremely low rainfall has left its mark on the forest in ways that weren’t expected. Numerous silver firs have now withered, when these were thought to be “climate-proof”.
20 years Swatch Major Gstaad!
The world’s elite of beach volleyball have barely had time to breathe after the World Cup in Hamburg.
Big refurbishment at Hotel Ermitage
Within just ten weeks, the saltwater pool at Hotel Ermitage has been extended and the 40-year-old pool replaced by a plastic basin to hold the water.
Issue 4 | 2019 Editorial
The beach volleyball tournament has just begun as I am writing these lines. That’s when the Promenade is getting more crowded again and one knows for sure that high summer has arrived.
It’s fair to say I don’t have green fingers. This aversion to gardening began at an early age with the dreaded Sunday visits to the family allotment.
Gstaad Yacht Club Centenarian of the Year 2019 – Carlotta
The 2019 Classic Boat Awards winners, in association with Classic Marine, have been revealed in a glitzy ceremony in April at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, in Knightsbridge, London.