Who Needs Snow? Swiss Design Après-Ski

Our ‘Who Needs Snow?’ Holiday Celebration brings a bit of the Swiss Alps to San Francisco. We transform our space into a cozy après-ski (after skiing) environment highlighting top Swiss design. Ski costumes encouraged and rewarded!

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swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


December 03, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-07:00)

Sure, San Francisco has only received measurable snowfall 10 times in the last 143 years. We’re not letting a technicality like lack of powder stop us from welcoming the holiday season in true Swiss après-ski (after skiing) style. With help from Swiss architect Hans-Jörg Ruch and photographer Filippo Simonetti, we’re transforming our space into a cozy chalet on the slopes of the Engadin, complete with views onto the Alps, an “outdoor” ice bar, and typical après-ski snacks.

Furniture from Lukas Scherrer, Claude Zellweger, and Yves Behar, as well as Scherrer’s airlines carts for food and beverage service, highlight Swiss design. Derek Rodgers, Vina Robles‘ Northern California Sales Manager, will be pouring wine for all. With prizes from Sports Basement and Alpha Omega winery in Napa, thanks to Swiss winemaker Jean Hoefliger, the evening will be pretty hard to beat. And not even cold!

Come dressed in your best ski costume for a chance to win a Sports Basement gift certificate.

The event coincides with Night in the Square, organized by the Jackson Square Historic District Association. Night in the Square is an open-door evening for businesses in the design-oriented neighborhood.


6:30 pm  doors open
10:30 pm  doors close


Photo: Myleen Hollero

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