25 years of rescue and recovery
Two topics dominated this year's autumn meeting of the SAC Sektion Oldenhorn: the retirement of the chief of rescue Ueli Grundisch and a stable energy supply to the Geltenhütte.
Groundbreaking public vote on healthcare
Should the Gesundheitscampus Simme Saane with a hospital in Zweisimmen be developed in greater depth? Consultative votes will be held at the upcoming municipal assemblies – groundbreaking decisions.
Skiing without covid certificate
A week ago, Seilbahnen Schweiz announced that the protection plans for cable cars in the winter season would be the same as for public transport: mandatory masks, physical distancing and ventilation. This means no certificate obligation – if the number of cases remains low.
"Olympian" won the 10th edition of the Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy
The P-Class "Olympian" (William Gardner, 1913), skippered by Bruno Troublé, won the tenth edition of the Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy just ahead of the "NY50 Spartan" (Herreshoff, 1915), sailed by American Peter Isler. The P-Class "Chips" (Starling Burgess 1913) took third place.
Free ski bus for two more winters
The municipal council of Saanen reacted to the opposition against the decision to abandon the ski bus service. It extended the Saanen route by two winters. The Gstaad and Rougemont routes will not be continued.
On a mission for the environment
"Strong together" – this could be the motto of the initiative in which The Alpina Gstaad, the John F. Kennedy International School, and Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus (GST) joined forces and collected an astonishing amount of rubbish in the Alpina-Wäldli.
A more attractive ice rink area
The redevelopment process of the ice rink area is on track. The first results of a planning study were presented to the shareholders of Eisbahn Gstaad AG at this year's general meeting.
Stricter requirements for test centres
After an increasing number of quality deficiencies were found in various Corona test centres in recent weeks, the canton's Health, Social and Integration Directorate (GSI) has defined uniform requirements for test providers. The test centre in Saanen is prepared.
AGM of the Zückerli-Wispile AG
The overall situation is satisfactory for the Zückerli-Wispile AG, said Benz Hauswirth, president of the Zückerli-Wispile AG, at the annual meeting. There are also downsides, however, such as the discontinuation of the ski bus.
"Lake Lauenen is a real gem of our region"
What is the best way to promote tourism in harmony with nature at Lake Lauenen? The municipality of Lauenen, the local tourism organization and the population have been working on solutions.
Tourist concept at Horneggli was well received
The information event about the replacement of the Horneggli lift met with great interest, the atmosphere was good and the information was open and transparent. The overall concept includes the replacement of several lifts, the enlargement of the water reservoir, a new car park and the expansion ...
New bridge to the Dorfrütti
At the end of September, the new bridge to Dorfrütti was officially inaugurated. Two lanes and a pedestrian area allow safe and uncomplicated crossing of the Saane river.
Awards for best cheeses go to Saanenland
Gery and Peter Ryter from Saanen win two gold medals at the 22nd Bern Alpine Cheese Championship organised by CasAlp, the organization for the promotion of the Berner Alpkäse and Hobelkäse AOP. This is already the second double victory for the Saanenland after 2019.