Les Diablerets - 21 Mars 2009
1959The idea of connecting Col du Pillon with the Tsanfleuron Glacier was born. Two committees (from the cantons of Bern and Waadt) each handed in a request for the right to operate a cable car in the Diablerets region. Preparations for cable car operations were made. The committees were granted the right to operate a mountain cable car from the national transportation department, under the condition that a connecting cable car station was to be built by Cabane des Diablerets.
Began operation of the LRD cable car (Reusch† Cabane des Diablerets AG), including the two sections from Reusch to Oldenegg and from Oldenegg to Cabane.
Opening of the new section between Col du Pillon and Pierres Pointes through the TPD (Téléphériques Pillon – Glacier des Diablerets SA).
1964In July – at the same time as the national exhibition – for the first time, cable cars connected the Waadt region with the Diablerets glacier region (Col du Pillon - Pierres Pointes - Cabane - Glacier des Diablerets).
1971Construction and operation of the first ski lift (Dôme) on the Tsanfleuron Glacier, which made summer skiing possible.
1977Construction and operation of the Scex Rouge chair lift
1979Construction and operation of the new Dôme ski lift
1983Construction and operation of the Quille du Diable ski lift
1993Construction and operation of the Tsanfleuron ski lift
1997The new organization "Glacier 3000 Région Les Diablerets - Gstaad SA" was created by merging the two companies, LRD and TPD. Began to renovate existing installations. Construction of the new chairlift from Reusch to Oldenegg.
1999In November the new cable car Glacier 3000 became operational.
2000In May, construction of the Restaurant Botta 3000 (designed by the famous Swiss architect Mario Botta) began. In October, the new 4-person chair lift at Scex Rouge went into operation.
2001Restaurant Botta 3000 (alpine restaurant): the self-service restaurant was opened in May, followed by the opening of the serviced restaurant (4th floor?) in June.
2005Glacier 3000 was taken over by three new investors (Marcel Bach, Bernie Ecclestone and Jean-Claude Mimran) and a new company, Gstaad 3000 AG, was formed. The goal was to increase the experience factor and quality of this mountain destination.
2006The new snow-making machine between Oldensattel and Oldenalp went into operation at the beginning of the winter season. This made it possible to already open the 7 km long Olden ski run at the beginning of November and to keep it open until May.
2007The new Alpine Coaster was opened in May, at the beginning of the summer season. It is the highest bobsleigh track in the world and is one of the new attractions among the many activities that Glacier 3000 has to offer.