Book now if you want to be sure of a room at the new Rocks Resort in Laax. Opening for this season and sustainably built, this new apartment complex looks like nothing so much as the fallout from a cubist meteor shower. Hewn from quartzite and lined with oak and concrete, this member of the DesignHotels group is likely to be oversubscribed by the time the snow arrives.
Rental rates start from around £287 for three nights, for a two-bed (00 41 81 927 7777; www.rocksresort.com). EasyJet (0871 244 2366; easyjet.com) flies to Zurich, from where there’s a shuttle bus (see www.laax.com)