If the recent heat wave has been getting to you, we have the perfect remedy. Picture it now: snow, skiing and loft-style living with striking views of Yotei Mountain in Japan.

Set to launch in February 2014, each of Loft Niseko's loft-style three-bedroom "ski chalet" features panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and large balconies and terraces for you to soak up the view. Reflecting the simplistic nature of the surroundings, each space is designed with cosy comfort in mind. The ski slopes are only a stone's throw away and on-site concierge will be at your beck and call, helping with lift passes, equipment, activities and lesson bookings. Sick of the slopes? Take a spin on the indoor entertainment system or just give the chauffer a buzz and let him whisk you into a nearby village.