Terminal Neige exterior, ski slops

January guarantees snowfall in the French Alps, but February is when the action really starts to hot up on the slopes. Purge your back-to-work blues with a stay at Marcel Breuer’s avant-garde art village, Terminal Neige in Flaine. Set at 2,000-metres elevation, the 96-room hotel underwent a total revamp in recent years, and is a masterclass in Alpine Brutalism hung with artworks from Picasso to Vasarely.

Best for: ski buffs with a penchant for Brutalism
Cost: rooms start from €210 per night, rising to €770 for a loft apartment