Drive-in testing facility in Schönried
Compulsory face masks in the village centres of Gstaad and Saanen and a drive-in testing facility in Schönried: These measures by the local authorities complement the protection concepts of the Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad (ski lifts), the individual businesses and public transport
GYC Racing Team 2020 wrap-up
Despite all the limitations imposed by the pandemic, the GYC Racing Team kept up their training over the summer to be ready once competitions would take place again. The hard work of the Racing Team members paid off.
Maria Montessori, Italian educator and originator of the educational system that bears her name, was quoted as saying: “It is surprising to notice that even from the earliest age, man finds the greatest satisfaction in feeling independent.
“Neu Rellerli” is picking up pace
The Friends of the Rellerli radiate confidence: The planning approval procedure for a new Rellerli cable car has begun. With a smooth procedure and no objections, the cable car could start operating at the end of 2023.
Though the term is attributed to Pliny the Elder on a Swiss government website and cited in numerous places on the internet, the nature of the ever obscure “cheese of the Helvetians” remains a bit of a mystery.
A spray of diamonds
Graff’s floral brooch is an extraordinary piece of craftsmanship, featuring 63 carats of diamonds, including 17 carats of round pink diamonds.
As every year, a Christmas tree decorates the Promenade, which is traditionally organised by the Dorforganisation (village organisation) Gstaad.
Back to its natural width
At the end of October, part of the right bank of the river Saane at Rougemont was replanted. It was one ore stage in the canton of Vaud’s land restoration project.
Traffic in Schönried
Nine years ago, the improvement of the traffic situation in Schönried was initiated. The first proposals for improving the traffic situation met with considerable resistance from the population and businesses. Now the project has been brought forward again.
Princess Caroline Murat is artistic director of the Gstaad New Year Music Festival, an event she founded in 2006. Caroline is also a professional pianist herself, playing under her mother’s maiden name Haffner, and has built up a large and illustrious body of work. Caroline enthusiastically ...
Alarming situation in the hotel industry
According to HotellerieSuisse, the second pandemic wave is hitting the hotel industry hard. A wave of redundancies is already in full swing.
Private schools defy pandemic
The private school Le Rosey comes to Gstaad despite the exceptional situation – but only at intervals – and the JFK has remained open throughout the year.
Martin Göschel from The Alpina tops GaultMillau Ranking
The GaultMillau guide reflects the top cuisine of Switzerland. The gastronomic stronghold of Saanenland has four new additions. Martin Göschel holds 18 points in the restaurant Le Sommet, which makes him the best chef in the region.
“We can do it!”
Since the beginning of December, the Bären in Gsteig has been open again under new management. “We are passionate about it and look forward to the challenge”, Franziska Walker-Räss and Manuela Thoenen Bettler emphasise.
Destination Gstaad offers variety of winter activities
The proportion of non-skiers has always been high in the Saanenland. In order to offer them corona-compliant winter experiences as well, Destination Gstaad has massively expanded its range of offers.
Vaccination against COVID-19 will be free of charge for the population
The Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) has made an amendment to the Ordinance on Nursing Benefits (K ra n kenpf lege -Leist u ngsverordnung, KLV), under which vaccination against Covid-19 is covered by compulsory health insurance (OKP).
No Lockdown yet
After the epidemiological situation in Switzerland had further deteriorated, the federal council has taken the lead again, which had previously been in the hands of the individual cantons.