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The village organisations are mobilsing - join them

In every village within the Gstaad holiday region, a village organisation plays a crucial role. But what exactly is its purpose? Solveig Lanz, President of the Saanenmöser Village Organisation (SL): Village organisations act as a vital link between the local population, our guests, and Gstaad ...
GSTAAD

The village organisations are mobilsing - join them

In every village within the Gstaad holiday region, a village organisation plays a crucial role. But what exactly is its purpose? Solveig Lanz, President of the Saanenmöser Village Organisation (SL): Village organisations act as a vital link between the local population, our guests, and Gstaad ...

Quartet instruments and bows under the hammer

An Online Only sale dedicated to jewellery and watches for Valentine’s Day has just ended at Piguet Hôtel des Ventes, with 100% of lots sold. The Geneva auction house will continue its 2024 series of sales at the beginning of March, with a special focus on the skills of master luthiers and ...

Quartet instruments and bows under the hammer

An Online Only sale dedicated to jewellery and watches for Valentine’s Day has just ended at Piguet Hôtel des Ventes, with 100% of lots sold. The Geneva auction house will continue its 2024 series of sales at the beginning of March, with a special focus on the skills of master luthiers and ...

GstaadLife No 1 | Editorial

A Family Reflection - As I sit down to share some thoughts for the first edition of 2024, I can’t help but feel a deep sense of connection to the stories we have in store for you.
Our exclusive (and very personal) interview with Jean-Michel Barbey is like a journey through time and family ties ...

GstaadLife No 1 | Editorial

A Family Reflection - As I sit down to share some thoughts for the first edition of 2024, I can’t help but feel a deep sense of connection to the stories we have in store for you.
Our exclusive (and very personal) interview with Jean-Michel Barbey is like a journey through time and family ties ...

Jean-Michel Barbey (in the middle with the Norwegian pullover) together with the Gstaad Hockey Seniors in 2020 at the tournament for Seniors.

A Gstaad Connection: Skiing, Hockey, and enduring Family legacy

Jean - Michel Barbey In this exclusive interview with GstaadLife, Jean-Michel Barbey reflects on his extraordinary 65-year journey in Gstaad, from childhood ski mishaps to a prolific hockey career and his enduring love for the village. With insights into his family’s legacy, sporting adventures, ...
Jean-Michel Barbey (in the middle with the Norwegian pullover) together with the Gstaad Hockey Seniors in 2020 at the tournament for Seniors.

A Gstaad Connection: Skiing, Hockey, and enduring Family legacy

Jean - Michel Barbey In this exclusive interview with GstaadLife, Jean-Michel Barbey reflects on his extraordinary 65-year journey in Gstaad, from childhood ski mishaps to a prolific hockey career and his enduring love for the village. With insights into his family’s legacy, sporting adventures, ...

captured by Aliya Diamante

HAPPY NEW YEAR

The new year 2024 was greeted with the traditional New Year's fireworks display at The Alpina Gstaad hotel. It was marvelled at by numerous visitors who had come to the Gstaad promenade for the occasion.

captured by Aliya Diamante

HAPPY NEW YEAR

The new year 2024 was greeted with the traditional New Year's fireworks display at The Alpina Gstaad hotel. It was marvelled at by numerous visitors who had come to the Gstaad promenade for the occasion.


GstaadLife No 8 | Editorial

Take your pleasure seriously... As we usher into the new year, the words of Charles Eames resonate: “Take your pleasure seriously.” In many a creation of Eames, I find a daily source of joy and a reminder to approach life with a serious commitment to material and philosophical pleasure. ...

GstaadLife No 8 | Editorial

Take your pleasure seriously... As we usher into the new year, the words of Charles Eames resonate: “Take your pleasure seriously.” In many a creation of Eames, I find a daily source of joy and a reminder to approach life with a serious commitment to material and philosophical pleasure. ...

Photograph: © Jacques Naegeli | weltgstaad.ch, represented by studionaegeli.com

Expat adventures

A t this summer’s Saanen Brocante, I saw a photograph of St Niklaus Kapelle (the little chapel in the centre of Gstaad) taken way back in time. So long ago that the only other landmarks in the image are three barns, a single-track road bordered by a rickety wooden fence and (of course) the mountains. ...
Photograph: © Jacques Naegeli | weltgstaad.ch, represented by studionaegeli.com

Expat adventures

A t this summer’s Saanen Brocante, I saw a photograph of St Niklaus Kapelle (the little chapel in the centre of Gstaad) taken way back in time. So long ago that the only other landmarks in the image are three barns, a single-track road bordered by a rickety wooden fence and (of course) the mountains. ...

All photos are from the private collection of Princess Nadja d’Afghanistan

Royal Resilience

A Journey Through War, while at Marie José College In loving memory of Princess India d’Afghanistan, who passed away on 13 October 2023. Nadja and her sister India’s arrival at Marie José College was a consequence of the war that commenced in Italy in 1940. At that time, the ...
All photos are from the private collection of Princess Nadja d’Afghanistan

Royal Resilience

A Journey Through War, while at Marie José College In loving memory of Princess India d’Afghanistan, who passed away on 13 October 2023. Nadja and her sister India’s arrival at Marie José College was a consequence of the war that commenced in Italy in 1940. At that time, the ...

Photograph: Courtesy of Palace Hotel

A centenary tribute to Robert Steffen: a cultural pioneer of Gstaad

As we commemorate the centenary of Robert Steffen’s passing in 2023, it’s time to shine a spotlight on a cultural hero whose legacy continues to shape the enchanting region of Gstaad. While we often reserve the title of “hero” for those who triumph in battles and wars, Steffen’s ...
Photograph: Courtesy of Palace Hotel

A centenary tribute to Robert Steffen: a cultural pioneer of Gstaad

As we commemorate the centenary of Robert Steffen’s passing in 2023, it’s time to shine a spotlight on a cultural hero whose legacy continues to shape the enchanting region of Gstaad. While we often reserve the title of “hero” for those who triumph in battles and wars, Steffen’s ...

A view up the Promenade in Gstaad

An (updated) tale of Gstaad, as it was back then

Anton Ruesch recalls the Gstaad village from his youth.

A view up the Promenade in Gstaad

An (updated) tale of Gstaad, as it was back then

Anton Ruesch recalls the Gstaad village from his youth.


Miranda Lambert has been one of Nashville

Get Your Country On at Country Night Gstaad

Get ready to dust off those cowboy boots and don your best plaid shirts because in Gstaad, the Country Night is just around the corner!

Miranda Lambert has been one of Nashville

Get Your Country On at Country Night Gstaad

Get ready to dust off those cowboy boots and don your best plaid shirts because in Gstaad, the Country Night is just around the corner!


From Orient to Occident: Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola

What the artist is always looking for is the mode of existence in which soul and body are one and indivisible: in which the outward is expressive of the inward: in which form reveals.

From Orient to Occident: Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola

What the artist is always looking for is the mode of existence in which soul and body are one and indivisible: in which the outward is expressive of the inward: in which form reveals.


Brocante Formidable

A diverse array of offerings catered to all tastes and budgets at this year's Brocante market in Saanen. The camera captured the charming atmosphere of live music, exquisite antiques, cherished preloved treasures, and delectable artisanal treats, altogether making it an irresistible feast for the s ...

Brocante Formidable

A diverse array of offerings catered to all tastes and budgets at this year's Brocante market in Saanen. The camera captured the charming atmosphere of live music, exquisite antiques, cherished preloved treasures, and delectable artisanal treats, altogether making it an irresistible feast for the s ...

Sandro and his grandfather in the workshop back in the 90s | Photograph: Family photo

Master Builder

Sandro Reuteler is fourth-generation managing director of Arnold Reuteler Holzbau AG in Grund. Sandro carved time out of his busy schedule to meet with GstaadLife and talk tradition, technology and the importance of sustainability.

Sandro and his grandfather in the workshop back in the 90s | Photograph: Family photo

Master Builder

Sandro Reuteler is fourth-generation managing director of Arnold Reuteler Holzbau AG in Grund. Sandro carved time out of his busy schedule to meet with GstaadLife and talk tradition, technology and the importance of sustainability.


Winners podium - Photograph: AvS | Jenny Sterchi

A smashing success

The victory bells rang out, echoing in Brazil and the USA as the Swatch Beach Pro Gstaad reached its thrilling conclusion. With a staggering turnout of 28,000 spectators at the renowned “Gstaadion,” the tournament showcased intense battles under the scorching sun.

Winners podium - Photograph: AvS | Jenny Sterchi

A smashing success

The victory bells rang out, echoing in Brazil and the USA as the Swatch Beach Pro Gstaad reached its thrilling conclusion. With a staggering turnout of 28,000 spectators at the renowned “Gstaadion,” the tournament showcased intense battles under the scorching sun.


What the heart is full of

At the annual Brocante market in Saanen, exhibitors come from near and far to offer their antique treasures and artisanal goods or local retailers that sell their products.

What the heart is full of

At the annual Brocante market in Saanen, exhibitors come from near and far to offer their antique treasures and artisanal goods or local retailers that sell their products.


Timeless chic in a snowdrop from Jaeger-Lecoultre

In this coronation year, let us revel in both the marvels of Swiss-watchmaking as well as post-war chic and glamour–but from the last coronation. On that day in 1953, HM Queen Elizabeth II’s watch–gifted by the French president–featured the same Calibre 101 movement as this Jaeger-Le-Coultre ...

Timeless chic in a snowdrop from Jaeger-Lecoultre

In this coronation year, let us revel in both the marvels of Swiss-watchmaking as well as post-war chic and glamour–but from the last coronation. On that day in 1953, HM Queen Elizabeth II’s watch–gifted by the French president–featured the same Calibre 101 movement as this Jaeger-Le-Coultre ...

Photograph: Destination Gstaad | Melanie Uhkoetter

Kids paradise

One of the highlights of a summer getaway in Gstaad is the abundance of alpine playgrounds scattered throughout the region. These playgrounds are like enchanted wonderlands where children can unleash their imaginations and engage in fun outdoor activities. From climbing walls and zip lines to trampoline ...
Photograph: Destination Gstaad | Melanie Uhkoetter

Kids paradise

One of the highlights of a summer getaway in Gstaad is the abundance of alpine playgrounds scattered throughout the region. These playgrounds are like enchanted wonderlands where children can unleash their imaginations and engage in fun outdoor activities. From climbing walls and zip lines to trampoline ...

A wonderful example of a well preserved chalet from 1670, in Saanen.

Chalets, somewhere between passion and culture

A chalet is a chalet, isn't it? This question is partially answered by an equally informative, humorous and entertaining exhibition at the Swiss National Library in Bern. Worth a visit for a rainy spring day.

A wonderful example of a well preserved chalet from 1670, in Saanen.

Chalets, somewhere between passion and culture

A chalet is a chalet, isn't it? This question is partially answered by an equally informative, humorous and entertaining exhibition at the Swiss National Library in Bern. Worth a visit for a rainy spring day.


Visit the Spring Market on Monday the 1st of May

On May 1st, the Saanen village hosts its first of three, traditional produce markets of the year.

Visit the Spring Market on Monday the 1st of May

On May 1st, the Saanen village hosts its first of three, traditional produce markets of the year.

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