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
Consider where you ski most, factor in your ability, and pick the category that suits you best. Use the category descriptions below to examine the ski-width ranges and averages within each category of skis we review.