The recipe for the perfect ski day starts with as many shots of powder as you can handle, chased by a visit to the best bar in town. Here's a guide from Skiing Magazine to ski country's most celebrated watering holes. Don't see your favorite dive anywhere? Leave a comment so we can all go there too.
Don't throw the boards into storage just yet. March, April, and even May (if you ski at Mt. Bachelor) are the best months to get great deals on lodging, lift tickets, and equipment, all while curating a gnarly goggle tan. Sun, brews, music, and costumes are what make spring skiing the next best alternative to an epic powder day. Here's where to close out yet another great season of shredding.