Aman Le Mélézin

Aman Le Mélézin will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year as it reopens for the ski season on 9 December 2022. Marking the occasion, the property will host exclusive new offers and unique experiences which take full advantage of the hotel’s enviable location, exceptional facilities and unparalleled knowledge of the region. An Alpine icon since 1992, this remarkable hotel has offered France’s finest all-round ski experience from its spectacular setting in Courchevel 1850 for exactly three decades.

Situated directly on Bellecôte Piste with awe-inspiring mountain and forest vistas all around, Aman Le Mélézin claims one of the most desirable locales in Courchevel 1850 in the heart of Les Trois Vallées. Guests staying in the hotel’s 31 Chambres and Suites – most with balconies or extensive terraces, several with outdoor cedar hot-tubs and all with breathtaking views – are offered Aman-finessed ski-in/ski-out services, as well as a comprehensive wellness sanctuary and a selection of fine dining restaurants and convivial aprčs ski areas. The latter include Nama, Aman’s signature Japanese restaurant, and an expansive sun terrace and bar just a glide away from all the village has to offer.

Unforgettable experiences

Aman Le Meěleězin has introduced an exhilarating First Tracks adventure, sure to be a highlight of even the most advanced skiers’ stay. An experienced ski instructor takes you to the highest point within the valley, where panoramas of Mont Blanc and La Grande Casse await. Skiers can then embark on a breathtaking solo glide down ‘La Combe de la Saulire’, a legendary ski run where fresh snow is sheltered year-round from strong winds, enabling an unspoiled descent down the mountainside.

Sating appetites stimulated by the pristine Alpine air, Aman Le Mélézin’s anniversary dining experiences include Evening Adventure at Les Prés de la Croix, a picture postcard mountain chalet, and aprčs ski Aman Champagne & Volzhenka Caviar pairing at the hotel’s bar. The first involves a horse-drawn carriage ride at dusk from La Tania (a 30-minute drive from the hotel) to Les Prés de la Croix, where a typical Savoyard dinner of cheese fondue or hotpot awaits beside a roaring log fire. A bespoke five-course menu created by a private chef can also be arranged on Friday evenings. Children can play games in the chalet’s mezzanine or sled beneath the stars before the homeward journey (by toboggan or snowbike to La Tania) concludes with a taxi-transfer back to the hotel.

Another celebration will also take place on the slopes of Courchevel this coming season, as the ski resort welcomes the FIS World Ski Championships. Taking place from 6 to 19 February 2022, the competition will be hosted on a new 3,200-metre-long piste, l’Eclipse, created especially for the occasion. Within easy reach of Aman Le Mélézin, guests visiting during this time will be able to use the hotel as a base for spectating the world’s finest snowsports professionals in action.

Optimising wellbeing

Those wishing to focus on their health are well-catered for this season, with several new in-suite extras designed to help guests maintain their wellness routine. Options include a healthy mini bar, which includes fresh juices, loose-leaf teas and nutritious snacks, alongside a meditation corner with yoga mat and a Technogym bench area complete with weights. Suites and rooms for wellness conscious guests can also be equipped with singing bowls, incense, Tiger Balm, bath oil, candles, and even an adapted music playlist. Ideal for those seeking a new start as they enter 2023, they ensure that every resolution relating to health, relaxation and a stress-free start is effortlessly achieved.

Further, two new health and fitness methods, Wellness in the Snow and Extreme Snow Sports & Recovery, can now be incorporated into any stay of five nights or more. The Wellness in the Snow method includes a daily 60-minute private functional fitness or yoga/meditation lesson, daily healthy breakfast and lunch or dinner, one snow-forest bathing and snowshoe hike with a mountain guide, one snowshoe jogging session with a private instructor, a healthy picnic on the slopes, one electric snowbike session, a snowmobiling cruise through the forest and one heli-sky tour or paragliding experience. In addition to a three-hour Aman Signature Spa Journey, a 90-minute Functional Facial, one Iyashi Dôme sauna session with moisturising paraffin hand mask and ice bath, daily aprčs ski ‘teatox’ with healthy mocktails or Newby Herbal Teas, and exclusive spa-inspired turndown gifts every night.

Meanwhile, the Extreme Snow Sports & Recovery method takes alpine fitness to the next level. This includes a daily 30-minute private manual stretching session, daily power breakfast and lunch or dinner, one full-day freestyle skiing/snowboarding or cross-country Nordic skiing with pro, two heli-ski or -snowboarding sessions with pro, a picnic lunch on the slopes, one electric snowbike session, a snowmobiling cruise through the forest. These experiences are complemented with a 60-minute CBD oil deep tissue massage, two Iyashi Dôme sauna sessions with ice bath, one 30-minute snow sunburn facial and moisturing paraffin hand mask, daily aprčs ski ‘teatox’, and exclusive spa-inspired turndown gifts.

Perfect timing

Several exclusives are also available for guests to book this coming season. The Call of Courchevel (9-16 December) welcomes guests during the resort’s opening week, while the Ski or Spa Escape, available on selected dates throughout the season, is ideal for travel companions wishing to enjoy different aspects of the alpine retreat. In 2023, The Year of the Rabbit and Easter Time Sojourn celebrate these special occasions, taking place at the height of the season.

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