Your new fat boards might be on the way, but are you really ready for ski season? Have you done anything to prepare for après-ski? This can be the most important time of day. Here are the classic ways to get it done, and who does what, so you won’t find yourself in the wrong scene after 4 p.m. ever again. -Brigid Mander
If you’re heading on a ski trip to Austria or Switzerland and you don’t want to spend the entire time carving groomers or getting lost on unmarked off-piste runs, pick up a new Freeride Map, which will show you where to find the steeps, powder, glaciers, and more.