Recreation & Region – Winter events

Events in winter:
packed with snow and fun.

    A New Year’s Eve to remember

    Make the last evening of 2018 special! This year, the Gstaad Palace invites you into the enchanting world of Arabian Nights’ entertainment, filled with fun, dance and great food and drinks. You can enjoy your first cocktails and canapés in our Lobby Bar or in the GreenGo nightclub, enticed by the warm oriental atmosphere. Afterwards, culinary delights and light dinner conversation await you during the spectacular gala dinner. And then it’s time to let loose and celebrate to the rhythms of the Dora Live Band, Trio mi Cantino, and JP Verdolini until the early hours of the new year.

    Dress code

    There is a strict dress code: Ladies, please wear a long gown for dinner and a cocktail dress or long dress for after midnight. And gentlemen, we ask you to wear a dinner suit or tuxedo. Tonight, you will epitomise true glamour.

    All you need to know
    If you are travelling with your family: A New Year’s children’s programme will be provided at our Salle Piero from 8.00 pm onwards.

    CHF 1250.– for resident guests
    CHF 1350.– for non-resident guests
    CHF 600.– for resident children under 12 years
    CHF 650.– for non-resident children under 12 years

    Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 | reception@palace

    «Winter festival of snow biking» from 24 to 27 January 2019


    The Snow Bike Festival is taking place in Gstaad from 24 to 27 January 2019. 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!

    «Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad» from 25 January to 2 February 2019


    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 25 January to 2 February 2019. 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.

    «International hot air balloon festival in Château-d’Oex» from 26 January to 3 February 2019


    Be there when more than 100 hot air balloons from 15 countries take off surrounded by the Alps. The 40th international hot air balloon festival is taking place from 26 January to 3 February 2019 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.

    «Ride on Music» from 7 to 10 March 2019


    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 7 to 10 March 2019. 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.