Groundbreaking court ruling for the entire cable car industry
The High Court of the canton of Bern has acquitted the Adelboden head of piste and safety of the charge of negligent homicide. The ruling defines the obligation of cable car companies to ensure the safety of the pistes and is groundbreaking for the entire industry.
Issue 1 | 2022 Editorial
Changing the shape of the editorial does have a reason. We chose a more square shape this time to allow space for the ad below, which is important for the magazine. To the ones who actually read the editorial, I feel like adding a word or two.
New rescue helicopter
A new twin-engine rescue helicopter is stationed at the Air-Glaciers base in Saanen for rescue flights during the winter season.
Praxis Madora now Medaxo
Medaxo has been running the Madora group practice in Gstaad since 1 January. For patients, the only difference is in the name: Madora Praxiszentrum instead of Praxis Madora.
Animal of the year 2022
Pro Natura has chosen the garden dormouse (eliomys quercinus) as Animal of the Year and thus as an ambassador for wild forests and diverse cultural landscapes.
We’re taught that ‘the best things in life are free,’ but I find it fascinating how children instinctively show up in this way. A few years ago, our youngest child spent an entire Christmas playing in a large cardboard box that had once housed a dishwasher.
From hopes to highlights
The Gstaad Yacht Club and Saanenland continue to make significant contributions to the success of Swiss sailing sport.
The Infinity Tiara
The extraordinary Infinity Tiara is an intricately crafted, incredibly complex design that swirls skywards in spirals of scintillation. The tiara is all the more magnificent for its crowning glory: the record-breaking Infinity Diamond.
Scraping away misconceptions
’Raclette’ comes from the French Valaisan verb racler, ‘to scrape’, which really says it all.
We need the shadow to feel the light
“Good afternoon, I am the artist”, Huck Scarry greeted the guests in the purest German on the opening day of his exhibition at the Museum der Landschaft Saanen.
Anzeiger von Saanen reader Sven Pieren captured the perfect morning after the heavy snowfall in mid-December with a view on the iconic Gummfluh and Rubli.
Gstaad Concert Hall
Planning for the construction of a multi-purpose infrastructure on the grounds of the Sportzentrum is underway. Gstaad Concert Hall is part of the project and will replace the Menuhin Festival tent. The builder of this sub-project is a foundation set up by the municipality of Saanen.
Swiss alpine village suspended
Frutiger AG is suspending the Swiss Alpine Village holiday resort. For Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG (BDG) and the municipality of Saanen, this decision did not come as a surprise.
Simon Hefti from Turbach is a multi-talented musician who composes, conducts and teaches yodelling courses throughout the Saanenland and beyond. GstaadLife met with Simon to talk music, tradition and inspiration.
Jan Brand to succeed as chairman of the board
After seven years in office, Heinz Brand is stepping down as chair of the board of directors of Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG (BDG). Jan Brand will be standing for election as his successor at the next General Meeting in late summer 2022.
An ode to youth
From 28 January to 5 February 2022, music-lovers will gather in the chapel of Gstaad and the churches of Saanen and Rougemont.
Consequences of expensive electricity
The electricity tariff for large companies is six times higher than usual. This may affect consumers in the near future: Ski tickets are expected to become more expensive.
Safer snow clearing
In time for the start of the winter season, almost half a metre of snow fell. Such an amount of snow in a short time is a great challenge for those who ensure that the streets are almost free of snow for traffic. Snow clearing in Saanen worked well during the last major onset of winter.
Günther Förg exhibition at Tarmak22
This winter season Hauser & Wirth, an international gallery devoted to contemporary and modern art, is bringing the work of one of the most significant post-war German artists to Tarmak22 in Gstaad: Günther Förg.
New residential units
With the conversion of the former school building in Feutersoey, the municipality of Gsteig wants to use the potential of the building as a meeting place in the middle of the village.