Company

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 existing installations are renovated; the new cable car Reusch –Oldenegg is built.

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

Restaurant Botta is opened.

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 the Alpine Coaster is opened. 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.

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

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 existing installations are renovated; the new cable car Reusch –Oldenegg is built.

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

Restaurant Botta is opened.

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 the Alpine Coaster is opened. 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.

Team

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

Kurt von Siebenthal

Kurt von Siebenthal

Head of Engineering & Operations
+41 24 492 09 20
kurt.vonsiebenthal@glacier3000.ch

Gabriel Claude

Gabriel Claude

Head of Gastronomy
+41 24 492 09 31
gabriel.claude@glacier3000.ch

Sébastien Giraldi

Sébastien Giraldi

Safety & Piste Manager
+41 24 492 33 77
sebastien.giraldi@glacier3000.ch

Claudia von Siebenthal

Claudia von Siebenthal

Marketing & Event Manager
+41 24 492 09 22
claudia.vonsiebenthal@glacier3000.ch

Félicien Rey-Bellet

Félicien Rey-Bellet

Sales Manager
+41 24 492 09 23
felicien.rey-bellet@glacier3000.ch

Anne Petignat

Anne Petignat

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

Kerstin Ziörjen

Kerstin Ziörjen

Operation Assistant
+41 24 492 09 23
kerstin.zioerjen@glacier3000.ch

Csilla Cabral

Csilla Cabral

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

Grégory G’stalter

Grégory G’stalter

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

Myriam  Pichard

Myriam Pichard

Online Marketing Manager
+41 24 492 09 23
myriam.pichard@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

Inhong Bang

Inhong Bang

Market Director Korea
+82 10 5344 0081
ibang@switzerland-highlights.ch

Cable Cars

Which cable cars are operational and what capacity they are operating at is shown realtime in this overview.

5/10 Installations
In operation

Cable cars: 2/3
Chairlifts: 1/3
Ski lifts: 2/4

Reusch - Oldenegg
 Out of service
Col du Pillon - Cabane
 open
Cabane - Scex Rouge
 open
Oldenegg - Cabane
 Out of service
Oldenalp - Oldenegg
 Out of service
Glacier - Scex Rouge
 open
Dôme
 open
Quille du Diable
 Out of service
Tsanfleuron
 open
Reusch
 Out of service