Recreation & Region – Winter events

Events in winter:
packed with snow and fun.

    «Trio Mi Cantino» and «Duo Fra-Tarq» from 21 December 2018 to 9 March 2019

    Our long-standing resident band “Trio Mi Cantino” and "Duo Fra-Tarq" 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.

    India comes to Gstaad, Bollywood to the Gstaad Palace

    Originally from Delhi, Ravi Bajaj has lived in Manchester since 1997. He used to cook for the guests of the world-famous Taj Hotel in Mumbai, now he is head chef in his own enterprise: With his innovative DILLI concept, he caused quite a stir in the Indian restaurant scene of Britain. For the past five years, Ravi Bajaj has been guest chef at the Gstaad Palace. While here, he usually offers three or four of his classic dishes, such as the tandoori chicken with its vibrant red colour that stems from saffron.

    Ravi’s recipes have style. His classics come with a certain twist, a trace lighter, a trace more playful. Together with head chef Franz W. Faeh he offers Palace guests a delightfully exciting menu at our Grand Restaurant during the entire winter season – a treat for eyes and taste buds alike.

    «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.

    «Youri Farkas et ses Tziganes» from 1 February 2019

    “Youri Farkas et ses Tziganes” are playing in the Lobby Bar and Bar du Grill from 1 to 23 February 2019. Their repertoire includes popular melodies from different countries. Youri Farkas made his début at the Gstaad Palace in 1988. Since then, our regular guests have loved his music from golden oldies to jazz and waltzes!

    «Seafood Buffet»: every Sunday in February

    We offer a «Seafood Buffet» every Sunday in February from 12.30 pm 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.


    It’s a place that aligns perfectly with the “Sunny Side of Life” spirit of Piaget. The Gstaad Palace cultivates the art of elegance and of the spectacular. With strong common values, the Gstaad Palace and Piaget have shared an unbreakable connection for decades.

    In the 1960’s, the Piaget Society, made up of an array of people united by their love of beautiful objects, met at the Palace and held unforgettable parties. Whether they are artists, actors or musicians, those invited by Yves G. Piaget form a family who come together at the Gstaad Palace to celebrate the happiness of being together.

    “Come up and slow down”: That’s what the inhabitants of Gstaad say. As Piaget knows, people enjoy their time here, their eyes drawn towards to the breathtaking mountainscape that surrounds the palace.

    Salon Piaget will display the brand’s most beautiful jewellery and timekeeping pieces in a welcoming and festive atmosphere.

    «Dennis Basso Trunk Show»

    Dennis Basso is one of America’s leading designers of women’s fashion.  His magnificent collection of furs, evening wear and cashmere has been seen often on the red carpet and is worn by many influential women and celebrities worldwide, including three of America’s First Ladies.There are three Dennis Basso boutiques: the flagship on Madison Avenue in New York City; Aspen at the Little Nell hotel and Harrods in London.  Mr. Basso received many awards such as the Designer of the Year. He is regularly featured in the most prestigious magazines like Vogue, Elle etc.

    His latest collection will be shown at the Palace in the Salon Expo from February 14th thru February 18th, 2019.  

    You are invited to join us for an evening of cocktails and celebration hosted by Mr. Basso on Friday February 15th.  

    We look forward to seeing you!!

    A truly elegant Valentine’s Day

    There’s hardly a more romantic setting than our alpine fairy-tale castle to create special memories and to let your beloved know just how much they mean to you. Join us for a very special Valentine’s Day celebration and prepare for an unforgettable event, complete with sophisticated cocktails and a gourmet dinner. As a luxury treat for the most elegant couple, the ladies can win a timeless bracelet from the Happy Hearts Collection by Chopard, while an exclusive pair of Mille Miglia cufflinks awaits one lucky gentleman.

    Don’t let the opportunity pass…book your table now!

    Valentine’s Day Programme

    • Aperitif at the Lobby Bar from 7.30 pm
    • Dinner in all restaurants from 8.00 pm

    CHF 175 per person*
    CHF 90 per child under 12 years*

    Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 or

    *included in half board

    Chopard «Artisan of Emotions» Exhibition February 15th to 19th, 2019

    Founded in 1860, Chopard has consistently maintained its commitment to perpetuating a legacy of traditional expertise and ancestral craftsmanship through resolutely contemporary creations. Strongly rooted in the present, since July 2018 it is also the first Grand Luxe watchmaker-jeweller to use 100% Ethical gold for the production of all its watches and jewellery. Celebrating the Emotions of accomplished women and men, Chopard cultivates unlimited Creativity, enabling each individual to find within its collections precious objects attuned to their own nature. Creations that bear the hallmark of fine Craftsmanship thanks to the work of our Maison’s passionate Artisans, all experts in their respective fields of competence. For its annual exhibition at the Gstaad Palace, Chopard has chosen to highlight this major feature of its personality. More than a signature, a motto: to be the Artisan of Emotions.

    Rolls Royce Test Drive from 15 to 20 February 2019

    Visit the Gstaad Palace this February to test-drive the first all-terrain SUV from Rolls-Royce. The Cullinan makes luxury off-road travel a reality for the first time. Pinnacle luxury is now effortless, everywhere. With its spacious interior, Cullinan accommodates every traveller in unparalleled comfort.

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Geneva will be happy to arrange your personal Test Drive in Gstaad.

    Visit us at the Gstaad Palace from the 15th to the 20th of February 2019.

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    Vhernier at the Gstaad Palace - from 20 to 27 February 2019

    Vhernier is the Italian jewellery brand founded in 1984 in Valenza, the world capital in the crafting of haute jewellery. Inspired by modern art, architecture and the archetypal forms of nature, Vhernier has a style that goes beyond fashion trends. The brand has created new codes in aesthetics, with fluid yet sculptural shapes, large volumes and ergonomic designs, becoming an emblem of understated luxury.

    Every Vhernier collection consists of unique pieces crafted by hand by true masters in the art of goldsmithing. Such as the white gold and pavé diamonds pieces, crafted exclusively with diamonds chosen among the most beautiful that exist on the market for their cut and colour, able to catch the light like no others.

    On exhibition from the 20th to the 27th of February, at the Gstaad Palace’s Salle Bridge, a selection of the brand’s most iconic pieces.

    «Dora Live Band» on 15 February 2019

    The «Dora Live Band», the most well-known band at the Gstaad Palace, is performing here in the Lobby Bar again on 15 February and 1 March 2019. 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 23 to 26 February 2019

    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.

    27 February to 9 March 2019 - A week filled with Greek Delights

    Celebrate the magic of Greece during a week filled with Greek splendour. From 27 February to 9 March 2019, celebrated chef Yannis Baxevanis and his team will be running the kitchen at Gildo’s. Be prepared to enter a gourmet culture of Olympic dimensions created by a Michelin star chef famous for deliciously deconstructing Greek cuisine. Since ancient times, the Greeks have been well versed in the art of celebration; modern Greeks are none too shabby in this department.

    So, after dinner on the 9th of March 2019, head over to our legendary GreenGo Nightclub and join our guest DJ at the White Party. Don your breeziest white attire, and dance the night away to glamorously groovy Greek beats.

    Reservations +41 33 748 58 60 or

    «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.