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In the heart of Les Trois Vallées, Aman Le Mélézin offers an exceptional ski experience with all the classic traditions of the finest French châteaux. The Ed Tuttle-designed hotel rises four storeys into the pine-scented air above the village of Courchevel 1850, enjoying an enviable setting directly on the Bellecôte Piste.

A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
Photo: Courtesy of Aman

Consummately private, the hotel’s beautifully appointed rooms and suites boast panoramic mountain views and are complemented by two entire floors dedicated to wellness. Savour a cozy evening in the Library or the Salon with a roaring logfire, or revel in nightly fetes. Lunch, refreshments and afternoon tea can be enjoyed out on the terrace in fine weather, while Nama’s exquisite Japanese cuisine has made it a destination unto itself.

A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
Photo: Courtesy of Aman

Reservations are essential at what has become one of the region’s most lauded restaurants, where Aman celebrates elevated traditional Japanese cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Nama serves exquisite sashimi, sushi and signature dishes such as succulent Wagyu beef and Otoro tuna, as well as a range of warming ramen dishes. Every dish is imbued with a strong sense of its locale, focusing on the finest ingredients available.

A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
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Aman Le Mélézin’s spacious Ski Room with its heated boot racks and picture postcard views also hosts a winter-sports boutique stocked with the latest equipment to rent or buy. When you’re ready to go, access Bellecôte Piste with effortless ease, assisted by a team of experienced Ski Butlers.

A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
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Aman Le Mélézin’s serene spa, swimming pool, fitness and hydrotherapy areas are spread over two entire floors of the four-floor hotel. Offering a wide range of therapeutic  and pampering treatments, it is the ideal space in which to prepare, or recover from, an active day in the magnificent outdoors.

A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
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The rejuvenating Mélézin spa journey begins with dry body brushing to stimulate circulation, followed by a hot oil massage incorporating hot stones to release muscular tension and eliminate lactic acid build-up. Finally, rehydrate and nourish your skin with a moisturizing facial – the perfect antidote to the drying Alpine elements.

A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
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Flanked by Jacuzzis, the tranquil 14-metre lap pool lies beneath vaulted ceilings between white pillars and Capri-stone walls. Here guests can swim and soak before heading into the extensive hydrotherapy areas. These include a wooden sauna, a Turkish-style stone hamman, a cold plunge pool and experience showers.

A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
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Elegant new relaxation areas provide serene spaces in which to relax between spa and gym sessions. Steal a solitary moment after working out in the high-tech fitness studio or enjoying a one-on-one yoga session, or simply pause to let the benefits of your spa treatment truly sink in.

A château to call home, Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850
Photo: Courtesy of Aman

Used in Aman Le Mélézin spa therapies, the Aman Skincare family of products and rituals is built on the knowledge and wisdom of ancient wellness traditions and the healing power of nature. Grouped into three unique formulations – Grounding, Purifying and Nourishing – the product range is also available for guests to take home.

Address: 310 Rue de Bellecôte, 73120 Courchevel, France

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