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At a Club Med ski resort, learn to love the apero

    8 new hotels for winter lovers in the US and Europe: New and redesigned hotels in New England, the Alps and beyond offer stylish accommodations near the snow.

    The quiet thrill of watching wildlife in winter: In the Rockies of Colorado, birds and other wildlife stand out against the snow, and even if you can’t see them, their tracks let you know they’re nearby.

    Learning to love the apero at a Club Med ski resort: Will the company’s all-encompassing approach work in the North American market? An avid skier puts the Massif de Charlevoix in Québec to the test.

    Take back the mountains: Large resorts are busy, pricey and exclusive. But some skiers and snowboarders are trying to reclaim their sport by building a culture that is more inclusive and sustainable.

    Making the slopes fun from day 1: When it comes to terrain design and the learning experience, resorts have finally begun to think about beginners.

    Faster rides, shorter wait times: New ski lifts are changing US slopes this winter: A wave of construction at major ski resorts has resulted in a host of eye-catching new chairlifts and gondolas this season.

    My superior family room cost about $2,300 for two people for three nights of ski-in, ski-out accommodations, a ski locker, all meals and drinks, and daily lessons if we wanted them. The accommodation itself is in tip-top shape, with a bedroom that can fit a queen-size bed and not much else, a smaller room with two single beds, a bathroom with a sink and a bath/shower, and a separate toilet. (“We’ve done a lot of research,” Ms. Doyon said. “The bathroom is important.”)