Ski boots off, legs up, cold beer in hand, ruddy faces warmed by the flickering glow: The roaring fire sets the perfect stage for après-ski relaxation and camaraderie. It's a serious sensory mix of crackling embers, fragrant wood smoke and mesmerizing flames. After a day on the slopes at Stratton, Vt., look for us in front of flames at the Red Fox Inn. It's the best seat in the house, equally proximate to foosball table, band and bartender. We'll save you a spot.