Recreation & Region – Winter events

Events in winter:
packed with snow and fun.

    «The Latins Band» from 16 December 2016 to 12 March 2017

    Our long-standing resident band “The Latins Band” is also playing in the Bar du Grill this winter season. Experience the very finest live music. The band will be playing throughout the whole season and treating your ears to various styles of music.

    «Winter festival of snow biking» from 19 to 22 January 2017

    The Snow Bike Festival is taking place in Gstaad from 19 to 22 January 2017. Riding over the snow on thick tyres demands great strength on the one hand but is a great deal of fun on the other hand. The festival is the leading event for this sport in Europe. You definitely should not miss it!

    «International hot air balloon festival in Château-d’Oex» from 21 to 29 January 2017

    Be there when more than 100 hot air balloons from 15 countries take off surrounded by the Alps. The 39th international hot air balloon festival is taking place from 21 to 29 January 2017 in Château-d’Oex, the world’s capital of hot air balloons. The balloons rising in the snowy mountains are a unique sight. Do not miss this special event.

    «Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad» from 27 January to 4 February 2017

    The Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad are the musical highlight of the winter season for classical music lovers. Experience young talent, grand orchestras and internationally established artists from 27 January to 4 February 2017. You can listen to the most beautiful classic works in Gstaad’s magical snowy winter wonderland. Followed by a dinner together at our 5-star hotel with exceptional encounters between artists and classical music fans.

    Private Art House - contemporary art exhibition from 27 January to 10 February 2017

    Join us for an exceptional contemporary art exhibition from 27 January to 10 Feburary 2017.

    «Elevation 1049 – AVALANCHE» from 3 February to 19 March 2017

    You can admire monumental large sculptures and installations by renowned artists from all over the world in various spots throughout the Saanen region on 19 March 2017. Avalanches and their unpredictability, power and dynamics are the curatorial starting point for the “Elevation 1049 – AVALANCHE” winter exhibition. This starts with an international music and performance programme at the weekend from 3 to 5 February 2017.



    «Seafood Buffet»: every Sunday in February

    We offer a «Seafood Buffet» every Sunday in February from 12 noon for lovers of seafood. Our chef also prepares delicious Swiss specialities. You not only enjoy a delicious lunch in Le Grand Restaurant but the breathtaking view over the Swiss Alps too. The price per adult is CHF 125, you pay CHF 60 for children under 12 years old.

    Please reserve in advance with the Maître d’Hôtel by calling +41 (0)33 748 50 00.

    «Dora Live Band» on 11 and 18 February 2017

    The «Dora Live Band», the most well-known band at the Gstaad Palace, is performing here in the Lobby Bar again on 11 and 18 February 2017. This young singer is distinguished by her creativity and establishing a close connection with her audience. An evening with Dora is a magical moment – be there!

    Sabbadini «A history of precious moments» Exhibition from 11 to 16 February 2017

    Sabbadini is one of the finest examples of the Italian jewellery tradition, a history of passion,creativity and productivity. Experience and creativity of the house are taking the company to the future using new materials suchas titanium, aluminium, ceramic, steel, rubber togheter with precius stones.

    The icon jewel of the house is the timeless Bee brooch through the years the bee also became animportant design of varius necklaces, bracelets and rings.

    A single- brand boutique , opened in 1998 , in Via Montenapoleone 8 in Milan.A sophisticated store designed by Renzo Mongiardino, famous architect and theatre set designer ofLa Scala Opera House.

    Vhernier «Blue Velvet» Exhibition from 14 to 16 February 2017

    Vhernier was established in 1984 with the vision to create and represent the finest in Italian handcrafted jewelry.

    Based on ist research of superior Italian craftmanship with in-depht knowledge of materials, stones, cuts and traditional manufacturing, Vhernier explores forms and reinterprets them in a playful, contemporary spirit.

    An original vision that over the years has led to creating iconic pieces that are a pleasure to touch and a joy to wear.

    Creations joined by new pieces that change the customary codes of jewelry design.

    Valentine’s Day on 14 February 2017

    A candlelit dinner – a romantic evening awaits you on Valentine’s Day from 7.30 p.m. in Le Grand Restaurant. Enjoy the day of lovers first of all with an aperitif in the Lobby Bar and then be dazzled by a dinner made with passion. The price per adult is CHF 200, you pay CHF 100 for children under 12 years old.

    Please reserve in advance with the Maître d’Hôtel by calling +41 (0)33 748 50 00.

    Chopard Watches and Jewellery Exhibition February 16th to 19th, 2017

    20 years partnership with the Cannes Film Festival 

    Chopard and the world of cinema are caught up in a passionate love story punctuated by stellar moments and promising encounters. Renowned for its original and refined creations that exalt feminine allure, Chopard regularly causes a sensation on red carpets the wold over.

    Immerse yourself in the glamourous world of movies and discover a commemorative exhibition, celebrating Chopard’s 20th anniversary partnership with the Cannes International Film Festival.

    Dennis Basso - «Hand made in New York City» vom 22. bis 26. Februar 2017

    Dennis Basso ist ein führender amerikanischer Designer für Damenmode. Seine wundervollen Pelze, Abendkleider und Kaschmirkreationen werden gerne für Auftritte auf dem roten Teppich gewählt und weltweit von vielen einflussreichen Frauen und Prominenten getragen.

    Sein Flagship-Store liegt in der Madison Avenue in New York City. Weitere Boutiquen befinden sich in Aspen (Colorado), bei Harrods (London) und in vielen Luxus-Kaufhäusern in den Vereinigten Staaten.

    Wir freuen uns, dass Herr Basso von Mittwoch, 22. bis Sonntag, 26. Februar 2017 seine neuesten Entwürfe im Salle Expo des Gstaad Palace zeigen wird. Am Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2017, lädt Herr Basso zu einem Cocktail-Abend ein.

    Wir würden uns freuen, Sie im Februar im Gstaad Palace begrüssen zu dürfen, und wünschen Ihnen allen frohe und gesunde Weihnachten.

    Weitere Informationen zu «The House of Dennis Basso» finden Sie hier:
    Bei Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an unseren Geschäftsführer, Koullis Pilias, unter:

    «Ride on Music» from 9 to 12 March 2017

    Unique locations for live music: At “Ride on Music” twelve bands play on and next to the ski slopes between Saanersloch and Schönried. You experience a party mood and enjoy music surrounded by the impressive mountain panorama over four days from 9 to 12 March 2017. Have great fun at this unique event!



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    And if you’re travelling to Gstaad in the summer then there is also a broad selection of events.