Masks are compulsory even in busy pedestrian areas
The Confederation has tightened corona measures. Masks are now mandatory even in busy pedestrian areas. The number of people in private circles is limited to ten for events. The Canton of Bern is adhering to its – in some cases stricter – measures.
Rütti school project: discussion centres around costs
The expansion of the Rütti school in Gstaad is expected to cost just under CHF 31m. The authorities presented the project at two information events. The loan will be voted on at the ballot box on 29 November.
Three gold medals for BDG
Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG (BDG) won gold at the Skiareatest summer awards: Gold was awarded in the categories Adventure and Family Mountain 2020 and Best Children's Offers, and project manager Isabella Eder received a gold award for the best Ideas and Implementation. Additional recognition ...
Petition "Smiley" handed over to municipality of Saanen
On 21 October, in the presence of various families, the "Smiley" petition with 350 signatures was officially submitted to the municipality of Saanen.
Additional cantonal measures against the coronavirus
Due to the steep rise of positive coronavirus tests in the canton of Bern, the cantonal government issued a range of additional measures this afternoon, most of which with immediate effect.
Successful Gift Card campaign
The campaign "Hie läbe - hie ichoufe" ended at the end of September. Around CHF 180,000 were redeemed. The organisers are taking positive stock.
Marcus G. Lindner responsible for Golf Club restaurant from summer 2021
From summer 2021, the restaurant of the Gstaad-Saanenland Golf Club will be run by Marcus G. Lindner. After two years, the Park Gstaad will hand over the management of the restaurant to the Eggli host, who is employed all year round by the Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad (BDG).
Stricter measures against the coronavirus
In view of the dramatic increase in the number of Corona cases, the cantonal government has decided last Friday to limit the maximum number of visitors in bars and clubs from 300 to 100 guests. The federal council decided yesterday to tighten measures across Switzerland.
The Turpachbach has already burst its banks several times, with devastating consequences sometimes. Such events could become more frequent due to global warming and the resulting heavier rainfall. To ensure that the river can withstand a century flood, 10 of 11 check dams are being renovated.
Official opening of new cheese dairy
The new production and storage building of the Gstaad dairy is completed. The first cheese was produced on 18 August. Last week, the authorities, members of the cooperative and partners were given an insight. The open day for the public will follow when the corona situation will have eased.
Structure plan for Swiss Alpine Village submitted
In Saanenmöser a holiday resort including a large car park and a new hotel are to be built. There are also plans to convert and extend the railway station. One of the biggest challenges is the access to the area. The structure plan has been submitted to the AGR Office for Municipalities and ...
MOB desk in Saanen to close
The collapse in revenue and the loss of the technical duties of the staff have prompted the MOB to close the ticket office in Saanen at the end of the year. According to the MOB, the closure will not result in any redundancies.
Honorary citizen Julie Andrews celebrates
A few days ago, the world famous actress, singer and writer Julie Andrews celebrated her 85th birthday. On this occasion we look back: it is now more than six years since she was made an honorary citizen of the municipality of Saanen.
Masks compulsory in shops and public buildings
From Monday, 12 October 2020, masks must be worn in publicly accessible indoor areas in the canton of Bern. In bars, clubs and restaurants guests will be required to take a seat and the number of visitors to bars and clubs will be limited to 300.
Nathan Mierdl wins the Jeunes Etoiles voting
Somewhat different – but still successful – the Jeunes Etoiles concert series ended this year with an online vote.
Ticket sale has started
The advance sale of ski passes is underway. Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad (BDG) is confident for the winter season. The protection concept has been tested. Mask scarves increase safety. If all goes well, the winter season will already be launched on 14 November.
The MOB joins Clean & Safe label
By joining the Clean & Safe label of Switzerland Tourism and the Association of Public Transport, MOB is making every effort to offer its guests a safe journey.
Confident message for winter tourism
"Swiss tourism has shown over the summer that it is possible to welcome guests safely with good and innovative solutions. When it comes to sending a signal that this will also work for the winter season and in particular for skiing, I am happy to act as patron." So said none other than federal ...