We got hacked!
On Monday morning, 26 September the GstaadLife_Official Magazine Instagram account was hacked. The hacker changed the login settings so there was no way for us to regain control after we spotted the breach.
We are working hard to regain access to the account and in the ...
Last Chance for a look at “In Transition”
Don’t miss out on the last chance to explore the exhibition "In Transition" at Studio Naegeli – a depiction of a moment in which, at first glance, nothing happens, and at the same time, everything is in motion. It is about a mystical transition between the past and future, basically a unique ...
Inferno on the mountain station: Glacier 3000 is on fire.
On Monday, 19 September 2022, shortly after 04:30, the 118-Alarm Centre was informed that the Botta restaurant on the Glacier 3000 was on fire. From early in the morning the fire was hard to contain as rescue workers could only reach the site from the air. Apparently, no company employees were ...
Le Grand Bellevue plans to build a temporary padel court
Until the approval of the new building on the Bellevue lawn, plans for a padel court have been proposed.
The future might bring great challenges
The cable car industry was on the upswing. Now there is the threat of a power shortage for the coming winter. And three months before the winter season, should we be worried?
When I was young, I invented a game called “shoe shops”. It was very straightforward. I would collect shoes from around the house, stick price tags on them and arrange them in neat pairs up the stairs.
Glacier 3000 run
The 14th edition of the Glacier 3000 Run attracted 720 men and women to the Saanenland. The weather conditions were optimal. But the warm weather had taken its toll on the glacier, and the organisers had no choice but to shorten the route by a kilometre.
It’s a tough feeling as a race driver to leave a track and hear the cars behind you still racing. Especially at Spa at La Source!
La Source is a hairpin corner tackled in 1st gear, and once you exit, it takes you flat out onto Eau Rouge/ Raidillon.
The 16th GYC Rally & Yachting
On Friday and Saturday, 5-6 August, car and sailing enthusiasts gathered in Gstaad for the 16th classic GYC Rally & Yachting event. An event that grows each year, and this one was no different.
When Polo goes high!
Gstaad is renowned for its prestigious sporting and cultural events. One of these events is particularly special: the Hublot Polo Gold Cup.
The hidden gems of Penthes
There once was a museum called “The History of the Swiss in the World” located on the Penthes estate near Geneva. But lack of funds and two years of covid restrictions took its toll, and in January 2022, after 44 years, the doors closed permanently.
Hiking through History
OF STICKS AND STONES
W hen tackling the peaks and high passes in Saanenland’s environs, most visitors carry handy, collapsible aluminium sticks to provide stability. But it was not always thus. Our predecessors never ascended without the ubiquitous Alpenstock.
Country Night Gstaad
Each year Europe’s premier country event draws big stars of the country scene to Gstaad. For two whole days the village has entirely surrendered to cowboys and cowgirls.
B-Boying Mozart brings the house down at Menuhin Festival
Who knew that Mozart could break dance? Christoph Hegel, conductor and director, and the DDC Dancefloor Destruction Crew reinterpreted the work of the Salzburg child prodigy in “Breakin’ Mozart” to the delight of an enraptured audience at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival.
The long and traditional history of the cows coming home
People come from far and wide to witness the cacophonous progression of the cows returning to their home, the Gstaad valley. But how long has this gone on for? Why is it such a special event? Read on for all you need to know about the local Züglete …
Brocante is back
This year’s Brocante & Markt in Saanen will go down in the annals as the biggest of its kind to date, with around 130 registrations; the 18th market was a success! The conditions could not have been better, with glorious sunshine and temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius.
Menuhin heritage artist- interview with Bomsori Kim
Bomsori Kim is a Menuhin Heritage Artist for violin. Launched as a way for outstanding musicians to continue the legacy of the festival’s founder, the Menuhin Heritage Artist programme gives exceptional young performers the opportunity to appear at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival over five years. ...