Swiss in Crans-Montana

Laze on chaises longues at 2112m and congratulate yourself on snagging a spot at one of Swiss Alps' hippest mountain hang-outs – a restyled 1960s cable-car station. Walk (about 1km) or order a 4WD in summer; or ski in winter, down a blue piste from the top of the Cry d’Er cable car (adult single/return Sfr15/20); come dusk, call for a snowmobile ride.

Spacious hotel rooms (double from Sfr320) have stunning views and the kitchen cooks first-class grilled meats, homemade sausages and vegetarian plates.