Until now, skiing off hotel roofs has been an exploit reserved for James Bond stunt doubles and drunken fools with a penchant for plaster casts.
That’s going to change when the Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers opens its doors.
At this new hotel, due to open 2020, guests will be able to ski down the hotel roof straight on to the ski trails below, without risking life and limb.
The ambitious design from architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) blends the top of the building seamlessly into the snowy surroundings of the Vallée de Joux in western Switzerland.
The hotel, named for Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet, will also neighbor a museum celebrating this manufacturer of classic timepieces – also designed by BIG.