In 1714, a massive 100 metre wide piece of the huge mountain became detached and crashed down the Alp Derborence side, smashing fifty five chalets and burying fourteen people under the rubble. The locals were convinced that the devil (diable) was living within the mountain and re-named it to “Les Diablerets”, literally : the abode of the devils.
... Read MoreEvery year, when they heard the noise of smaller rocks echoing large CRACKS as they bounced and smashed all the way down the mountain, the local people living in the valleys then believed the demons were playing skittles. A large pointy peak at Les Diablerets was even named “Quille du Diable”, literally: the Devil's skittle. It was later officially renamed to Tour St Martin, (“St Martins Tower”) but even to this day, it is still known and called “Quille du Diable” by local people.
Glacier 3000 Cable Car
Glacier 3000 Cable Car was a dream-to-reality more than 55 years in the making. The original concept of building the cable car started in 1959, to connect the Pillon Pass with the Tsanfleuron Glacier. The construction work started in 1962, the first part of the work is completed and inaugurated in July 1964, and renovations and additions made in later decades. Finally in 1999, the new Glacier 3000 Cable car, was built, that is running today.
Tissot Peak Walk Bridge
And now, the world's first Peak to Peak suspension bridge : constructed in the summer of 2014, and inaugurated in October 2014.