Be honest: No matter how perfect the powder, or how good your form is that day, you're secretly counting the hours until après-ski. You can come out of the cold, pry off those heavy boots, tell stories, and revel in the effect of drinking at altitude.
Make no mistake, though—après is an art. If you don't know where to go, you just might end up drinking wine-in-a-box in your lodge, which smells of wet wool socks. So we've done the work for you, searching high and low (mostly high) for the ultimate fireplace, the hottest hot tub, and the diviest dive.
You'll love 'em, even if you have no interest in ever strapping a board to your feet and falling down a mountain.