Saanen, in the Canton of Berner Oberland, is the understated sister of nearby Gstaad’s flash. Here, 16th Bernese-style architectural allure gives off an air of cultural sophistication. Sample local Bergkäs cheese in a vintage wooden clad restaurants, or simply enjoy the thriving local music scene.
Ski nearby in the Saanenland, one of the largest areas in the Alps - offering over 250km of pistes at altitudes up to 3000m - and for the more adventurous, glacier and helicopter skiing is also possible.
With four nearby airports, come for a relaxed weekend far away from the hustle and bustle, chill in the mountains.
This is all about the mix of traditional Alpine style, synonymous with mountainous living and the contemporary hand of private hoteliers. We pulled together a cool style edit of those places that take the traditional dipped into urban sleekness adding a dash of modernity.read more