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History

From the first idea of a glacier cable car to a large company, Glacier 3000 AG: Here you will find all the information about the company history.

     
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1959Connection Col du Pillon with the Tsanfleuron Glacier
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Connection Col du Pillon with the Tsanfleuron Glacier

The idea to connect Col du Pillon with the Tsanfleuron Glacier emerged. Two initiative committees from the cantons of Bern and Valais apply for a concession to operate a cable car in the Diablerets mountain range. The permit from the National Transportation Department is granted, under the condition that a connecting station at Cabane des Diablerets be built.

1963

Opening of the stretch to Pillon

The LRD, Luftseilbahn Reusch – Cabane des Diablerets AG, begins operations with two partial segments Reusch – Oldenegg and Oldenegg – Cabane. The stretch Pillon – Pierres Pointes is built by TPD (Téléphériques Pillon – Glacier des Diablerets SA).

1964

Connection on the Vaud side

In July, parallel to the national exposition, the first cable car connection between the Vaud side and Diablerets Glacier (Pillon – Pierres Pointes – Cabane – Glacier des Diablerets) is put into operation.

1971

Ski lift Dôme

Construction and opening of the first ski lift (Dôme ski lift) on the Tsanfleuron Glacier for summer skiing. 

1977

Scex Rouge

The Scex Rouge chairlift is built.

1979

Ski lift Dôme

The new Dôme ski lift is built and is put into operation. 

1983

Ski lift Quille du Diable

In addition to existing installations, the new Quille du Diable ski lift is put into operation.

1993

Ski lift Tsanfleuron

The Tsanfleuron ski lift is built. 

1997

Reusch–Oldenegg cable car

The new company, Glacier 3000 Région Les Diablerets – Gstaad SA, is the result of a merger between the two earlier companies, LRD and TPD. The Reusch - Oldenegg lift is renovated and the Oldenalp - Oldenegg and Oldenegg - Cabane chairlifts are built in 1998.

1999

Glacier 3000 cable car

In November the new Glacier 3000 cable car becomes operational. 

2000

Restaurant Botta

In May, construction of the Restaurant Botta, designed by the star architect Marion Botta, begins. In October the new 4-person Scex Rouge chairlift goes into operation.

2001

Opening

Opening of the restaurant Botta.

2005

Increase value of experience and quality

Glacier 3000 is taken over by three new investors (Marcel Bach, Bernie Ecclestone und Jean-Claude Mimran) with the goal of investing for the future in order to increase the value of the experience and the quality of the mountain destination. The operating company Gstaad 3000 AG is founded.

2006

New snow-making equipment

For the start of the winter season, the new snow-making equipment between Oldensattel and Oldenalp is commissioned. This makes it possible for the 7 km Olden run to already open in December and to stay open until April with good weather conditions.

2007

Opening of the Alpine Coaster

In May, opening of the Alpine Coaster. The highest situated toboggan run in the world is the newest attraction in the diverse range of Glacier 3000 attractions.

2014

Peak Walk by Tissot

In June it is possible to shop at the Watch & Souvenir Shop for the first time and in October the opening of the Peak Walk by Tissot is celebrated. It is the first suspension bridge worldwide that connects two peaks with one another.

2017

Red Run

At the beginning of the 17/18 winter season, Glacier 3000 expanded its offer with a brand new product, the Red Run slope. At the same time, the self-service was completely remodeled, offering the clients visibility and choices.

2022

The Eurotel Victoria and the Hotel des Sources

Glacier 3000 is diversifying by acquiring the Eurotel Victoria in Les Diablerets (4* superior) in order to guarantee 216 warm beds in the destination. More than 9 million will be invested to renovate the establishment and offer quality accommodation open all year round. In 2023, the Hotel des Sources (3 *) next to the Eurotel Victoria joins also the company.

2023

Black Wall

6 months of work during the summer of 2002 were necessary to dig the 265 meters of tunnel which connect the Martisberg to the Pierres Pointes sector. The new Glacier 3000 run is inaugurated on March 20, 2023. With a part of more than 46°, the Black Wall is one of the 3 steepest groomed slopes in the world.

     
1959
1963
1964
1971
1977
1979
1983
1993
1997
1999
2000
2001
2005
2006
2007
2014
2017
2022
2023
 
 

Connection Col du Pillon with the Tsanfleuron Glacier

The idea to connect Col du Pillon with the Tsanfleuron Glacier emerged. Two initiative committees from the cantons of Bern and Valais apply for a concession to operate a cable car in the Diablerets mountain range. The permit from the National Transportation Department is granted, under the condition that a connecting station at Cabane des Diablerets be built.

Glacier 3000 Geschichte 1959

Opening of the stretch to Pillon

The LRD, Luftseilbahn Reusch – Cabane des Diablerets AG, begins operations with two partial segments Reusch – Oldenegg and Oldenegg – Cabane. The stretch Pillon – Pierres Pointes is built by TPD (Téléphériques Pillon – Glacier des Diablerets SA).

Connection on the Vaud side

In July, parallel to the national exposition, the first cable car connection between the Vaud side and Diablerets Glacier (Pillon – Pierres Pointes – Cabane – Glacier des Diablerets) is put into operation.

Ski lift Dôme

Construction and opening of the first ski lift (Dôme ski lift) on the Tsanfleuron Glacier for summer skiing. 

Scex Rouge

The Scex Rouge chairlift is built.

Ski lift Dôme

The new Dôme ski lift is built and is put into operation. 

Ski lift Quille du Diable

In addition to existing installations, the new Quille du Diable ski lift is put into operation.

Ski lift Tsanfleuron

The Tsanfleuron ski lift is built. 

Reusch–Oldenegg cable car

The new company, Glacier 3000 Région Les Diablerets – Gstaad SA, is the result of a merger between the two earlier companies, LRD and TPD. The Reusch - Oldenegg lift is renovated and the Oldenalp - Oldenegg and Oldenegg - Cabane chairlifts are built in 1998.

Glacier 3000 cable car

In November the new Glacier 3000 cable car becomes operational. 

Restaurant Botta

In May, construction of the Restaurant Botta, designed by the star architect Marion Botta, begins. In October the new 4-person Scex Rouge chairlift goes into operation.

Opening

Opening of the restaurant Botta.

Increase value of experience and quality

Glacier 3000 is taken over by three new investors (Marcel Bach, Bernie Ecclestone und Jean-Claude Mimran) with the goal of investing for the future in order to increase the value of the experience and the quality of the mountain destination. The operating company Gstaad 3000 AG is founded.

New snow-making equipment

For the start of the winter season, the new snow-making equipment between Oldensattel and Oldenalp is commissioned. This makes it possible for the 7 km Olden run to already open in December and to stay open until April with good weather conditions.

Opening of the Alpine Coaster

In May, opening of the Alpine Coaster. The highest situated toboggan run in the world is the newest attraction in the diverse range of Glacier 3000 attractions.

Peak Walk by Tissot

In June it is possible to shop at the Watch & Souvenir Shop for the first time and in October the opening of the Peak Walk by Tissot is celebrated. It is the first suspension bridge worldwide that connects two peaks with one another.

Red Run

At the beginning of the 17/18 winter season, Glacier 3000 expanded its offer with a brand new product, the Red Run slope. At the same time, the self-service was completely remodeled, offering the clients visibility and choices.

The Eurotel Victoria and the Hotel des Sources

Glacier 3000 is diversifying by acquiring the Eurotel Victoria in Les Diablerets (4* superior) in order to guarantee 216 warm beds in the destination. More than 9 million will be invested to renovate the establishment and offer quality accommodation open all year round. In 2023, the Hotel des Sources (3 *) next to the Eurotel Victoria joins also the company.

Black Wall

6 months of work during the summer of 2002 were necessary to dig the 265 meters of tunnel which connect the Martisberg to the Pierres Pointes sector. The new Glacier 3000 run is inaugurated on March 20, 2023. With a part of more than 46°, the Black Wall is one of the 3 steepest groomed slopes in the world.

Team

Our team consists of long-standing and reliable employees, which give their best every day for Glacier 3000.

Hugues Ansermoz

Hugues Ansermoz

Head of H.R. and Operations
+41 24 492 33 77
hugues.ansermoz@glacier3000.ch

Kurt von Siebenthal

Kurt von Siebenthal

Head of Engineering
+41 24 492 33 77
kurt.vonsiebenthal@glacier3000.ch

Sébastien Giraldi

Sébastien Giraldi

Head of Safety & Slopes
+41 24 492 33 77
sebastien.giraldi@glacier3000.ch

Sandra Oberson

Sandra Oberson

Gastronomy Manager
+41 24 492 09 45
sandra.oberson@glacier3000.ch

Félicien Rey-Bellet

Félicien Rey-Bellet

Sales & Marketing Director
+41 24 492 09 22
felicien.rey-bellet@glacier3000.ch

Stéphane & Alexandra Wartner

Stéphane & Alexandra Wartner

Hotel directors
+41 24 492 37 21
s.wartner@eurotel-victoria.ch

Anne Petignat

Anne Petignat

Operations Manager
+41 24 492 09 23
anne.petignat@glacier3000.ch

Csilla Cabral

Csilla Cabral

Finances & Controlling
+41 24 492 09 40
csilla.cabral@glacier3000.ch

Arnaud Magnin

Arnaud Magnin

Marketing & Events Manager
+41 24 492 09 22
arnaud.magnin@glacier3000.ch

Anton  Knecht

Anton Knecht

Market Director South East Asia
+66 81 813 74 46
anton@switzerland-highlights.ch

Vidhya Chettiar

Vidhya Chettiar

Market Director India
+91 98 200 65 549
vidhya@switzerland-highlights.ch

Wonmi (Janice) Jo 조 원 미

Wonmi (Janice) Jo 조 원 미

Market Director Korea
+82 10 8736 9137
Janice.jo@hlgr.ch

Adrian  Millan

Adrian Millan

Market Director Europe & North America
+ 44 77 03 19 42 16
adrian.millan@hlgr.ch

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