Tiger’s Nest, Valais
This luxury lodge stands in Les 4 Vallées – Switzerland’s most expansive ski area. It has four storeys, five doubles, a host, chef and driver – all topped off with views of the Pennine Alps (which, as Wikipedia says, are not to be confused with the Pennines). The people behind it are a Hong Kong-based British family that wanted to emulate the service and style of Asian hotels, but in a chic mountain setting. There are six ski lifts within a 15-minute drive, making for the ultimate winter escape.
Tiger’s Nest, Chemin des Jadaneys 17, Valais (00 852 9183 0667; tigersnestlodge.com). Weekly rental from Sfr2,300 (£1,550) per person, full board. Sleeps 10.