There's nothing like cosying up together in front of a fire or drinking champagne in a hot tub looking out over the snow.

Nira Alpina in Surlej is perfect for a spot of Swiss romance and adventure. With the Corvatsch ski gondola tucked behind the hotel, a paradise of pristine white slopes is on your doorstep.

Surlej itself is a quiet resort but A-list fave St Moritz is only 10 minutes away. However, cocktails at Nira's glam Rooftop Bar will no doubt tempt you to stay put, while the spa is the perfect place to unwind; try a Swiss-chocolate body wrap. In summer, Nira Alpina is a super base for walking, mountain biking and swimming in the lakes.

WOW FACTOR: Night skiing every Friday evening on the mountain behind the hotel.

FLIGHT TIME: 2 hours

WHEN TO GO: Summer, Winter

GO: Doubles from £320, B&B (www.niraaplina.com). British Airways (www.ba.com) flies to Zurich from £131 return. A Swiss Transfer Ticket (rail) from Zurich costs from £95 return (www.swisstravelsystem.com).