Refugee crisis: The municipality of Saanen sets up the "TF Ukraine" task force
Last week, the interdisciplinary task force "TF Ukraine" was set up to deal with the many different issues within the administration of the municipality of Saanen. From now on, it meets weekly or as needed and aims at the coordinated and efficient handling of current and future challenges. ...
Cantonal elections: Hans Schär manages re-election
Hans Schär, an FDP member of the cantonal parliament from Schönried, was re-elected to the cantonal parliament for another four years. Anne Speiser (SVP, Zweisimmen) and Matthias Matti (Die Mitte, Zweisimmen) were also re-elected. The SVP West, on the other hand, missed out on the second ...
No official Ukraine refugees in Saanenland yet
The cantonal government of Bern expects up to 30,000 refugees from Ukraine to arrive in the canton by the end of the year. While the wave of solidarity has long since swept through the Saanenland, there is not yet much sign of official refugees.
Becoming active in the face of hopelessness
The students of the John F. Kennedy International School made a statement with a fundraising campaign for war refugees that included all from collection to delivery on site.
Memories of the painter Jean-Louis Gétaz
20 years ago, on 22 March 2002, Jean-Louis Gétaz died in Riaz FR.
Sporthilfe Young Talent Award: Anja von Allmen nominated as young athlete 2021
The Sporthilfe Young Talent Award has been considered one of the most important awards in young sport since 1981. The online voting is open until 27 March.
Fixed slot in the World Cup for Noel von Grünigen
After numerous top ten results in the European Cup slalom races, Noel von Grünigen from Schönried finishes in a sensational second place and thus secures a fixed slot in the World Cup next season.
Vaud grants CHF 2m for snowmaking
The snowmaking system on the ski slopes in the West Sector is being renovated and modernised. The first stage will be work on the Rougemont-Videmanette section. The canton of Vaud is contributing around CHF 2m.
Reimagining traditional découpage
He tinkers with new methods and subjects: Marc Schweizer is exhibiting a few of his remarkable découpages at the Hüsy Gallery-Restaurant in Blankenburg.
Wide approval at general meeting
At the general meeting of Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus, the voters unanimously elected Heidi Schopfer to the board and Tom Schild to the audit committee. The current information on the dissolution of Gstaad Marketing GmbH was taken note of without any requests to speak.
Call for witnesses
A female snowboarder is still being sought in connection with the investigation into an accident that occurred at the end of February in the Glacier 3000 ski area in Gsteig b. Gstaad. The woman had skied away from the scene of the accident after a collision with a boy and has not yet been identified. ...
Sensational winter season
Record figures everywhere you look. The hospitality industry, the ski schools and the cable cars are delighted with the large number of guests. Switzerland Tourism reports record figures. In January alone, the number of overnight stays rose by 71 percent. The destination of Gstaad also reports ...
I adore jigsaw puzzles. I can lose myself in them, spending hours utterly absorbed as the image reveals itself piece by piece by piece. Years before we moved to the Saanenland I was given a large puzzle of a Swiss chalet.
The luxury of time: Gstaad habituées at the forefront of bejewelled 1960s watch renaissance
While auctioneers Christie’s and Sotheby’s flogged the collections of Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis after their deaths, watches identical to theirs were reissued recently both by Piaget to unbridled success.
Is Gstaad Romantic?
With redolent traces of Valentine’s Day lingering in the air, chalet hearths teeming with still-warm embers, and posh boutiques nearly bereft of bijoux, the answer seems self-evident. But is the Saanenland Romantic?
Twenty years ago Caroline Freymond moved to Gstaad and established Menus Plaisirs – part gallery, part shop – right at the start of the art scene in the region.
Finally another The Alpina Cup
After it was cancelled last year, The Alpina Cup took place again this year. The organisers went for an all outdoors variety of the contest dueto the ongoing pandemic. At the ninth edition, the Gstaad team prevailed over the Le Rosey team in the ski race and the hockey match.
Polanski realises 14m film project in Gstaad
The Gstaad Palace will once again welcome a film crew. This time it will be the setting for Roman Polanski’s new film The Palace. The film, a satire on the life of the rich and beautiful, will be shot from mid-March to the end of May.