Since the autumn of 2014 the Mountain Force logo has adorned the helicopters of the company Alpinlift Helikopter AG, based in Buochs (Switzerland). The innovative aviation company provides a broad range of services per helicopter, including heli-skiing and sightseeing flights as well as blasting avalanches and material transports. Managing Director Sascha Kempf founded the company in 2005. In 2011 it became the first helicopter business throughout Switzerland to be technically certified entirely in accordance with the standard of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Of course, not only the Alpinlift helicopters wear Mountain Force, but also the crew!
The Balmalp is located 2,106 metres above sea level in the middle of the truly impressive alpine-mountain region of Lech and Zürs. The mixture of modern and traditional architecture makes the Balmalp absolutely unique and offers a breathtaking panoramic view. The health and well-being of his guests is of the utmost importance to the owner Andreas Wibmer, and it is for this reason that he has made the Balmalp Austria’s very first non-smoking ski-lodge. This can also be seen in the healthy yet hearty dishes served. The interior architecture is truly unique; with lots of wood and clear structures, a modern atmosphere is created. The terrace also offers luxury, such as the heated outdoor bar for unclouded Après Ski fun and frolics. Mountain Force is fitting-out the entire Balmalp team.
The name GAMMACATERING stands for events of the highest quality and calibre and has developed since its founding in 1986 by Peter Gamma into one of the most renowned catering companies anywhere in Switzerland. In addition to the company’s headquarters in Hünenberg on the outskirts of Zug, there are also branches in Basel, Geneva and St. Moritz. Sophisticated and market-fresh dishes in combination with perfect event concepts, covering everything from the interior design through to the service for up to 1,000 guests, has become the trademark of GAMMACATERING. The GAMMA Group today employs 70 full-time employees and over 500 freelance workers. The Member-Restaurant HAUTE high above the roofs of Zurich which was opened in 2001 belongs to the group, as does the restaurant Zunfthaus zur Saffran in Zurich. Starting this season, Mountain Force has become a partner of GAMMACATERING and will fit-out the company’s staff in exclusive outfits.
The Rud-Alpe, Lech, located at 1,560 metres above sea level, has been serving the public for 250 years. Today, the beautiful cottage, renowned for its wonderful cuisine, an excellent wine selection and its courteous service, acts as a magnet for skiers in the region. Mountain Force equips the entire Rud-Alpe staff, for whom Mountain Force / Rud-Alpe pants have been specially designed. Just keep an eye out for the ladies and gents wearing Mountain Force on your next visit to the Rud-Alpe!
Fluhalp has an impressive altitude of 2,620 metres, in the heart of the walking and/or skiing region of Sunegga-Blauherd Rothorn. The hut in a picturesque location exudes the charm of bygone days, and offers a gorgeous panoramic view of the Matterhorn on its large sun terrace. A view that you should definitely enjoy at sunrise or sunset! The excellent cuisine is characterised by its regional dishes. During the winter season (Christmas to Easter), a live band plays, and in summer the Fluhalp provides accommodation in rooms and camps. Mountain Force provides the Fluhalp staff with outfits.
René Schudel is one of the “new kids on the block” on the Swiss cooking scene. He became famous thanks to his “Funky Kitchen Club”, a new type of TV concept at the time, which combined cooking with a good dose of action, taste, lifestyle, fun and nature . The idea was a hit, five series were produced, and the programme ran for four years on ProSieben Schweiz. Today, Schudel runs his own restaurant “Benacus” in Unterseen, and is regularly in front of the camera for his new cooking show “Flavorites”. However, it was primarily his second passion, flying helicopters, which brought the genial star cook into contact with Mountain Force. It will be interesting to see what communal projects will arise from this exciting partnership!
The Wiesergut is a wellness resort in Hinterglemm with great attention to detail and a keen sense of materials and colors. This small retreat, with 17 suites and seven exclusive garden suites, offers nature-loving luxury and warm hospitality. Regional manufacturers prepared furniture pieces especially for the Wiesergut, which gives the refuge an individual touch and a personalized atmosphere. In the garden suites, there is a free-standing tub with view of the starry sky and a hotpot filled with spring water, inviting you to dream on your own sun terrace. Guests can enjoy spa treatments in the private rooftop spa with an outdoor bathtub and stunning panoramas of the surrounding mountains. Mainly products of the family-run agriculture in the region are used for cooking.
David Schnell has spent most of his life travelling. The snow has always been the most important thing to him and to this day, skiing is his one true love. He built up his “Best of White” company based on the experiences he gained while travelling. As a ski guide and ardent photographer, he organises and conducts exclusive skiing trips in the most fascinating parts of the world – and always in his Mountain Force skiwear!
Gianottis has a confectionary tradition spanning over 100 years to look back at. It all began in 1880 with Jules Calonder, the great-great-great grandfather of today’s proprietors Marco and Roman Kling. The great art of confectionary has been passed down over generations and is still practised today by the two brothers. The family tradition is seen as the foundation of the business and it is constantly being enhanced with new creations from Roman and Marco Kling. This can be seen at their store in Pontresina, where you will find items such as roasted wasabi peanuts with dark chocolate, white chocolate with saffron or chocolate high heels, which you will see in the shop window today. The range includes a variety of fine pralines, hand-crafted chocolate bars, Engadine nut tarts and “Birnbrot” – the famous Swiss bread made from pears and other festive ingredients. In December 2015, Gianottis completely refurbished their original store and reopened it as the new home of confectionary with a café and a wine bar with an integrated alpine grill restaurant. The staff at Gianottis are fitted out exclusively in Mountain Force clothing.
Franco Cavegn has always understood how to make his passion into a profession. As a former Swiss ski racer, he now organises ultra-exclusive ski adventures (e.g. Heliskiing in Canada or Caucasus) and outdoor trips all over the world. Always with him, his Mountain Force outfit, that protects him against wind and bad weather conditions.