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The Travel Bag: An Après-Ski Holiday

There’s truly never a wrong time or place for a round of cocktails. After hitting the slopes it’s imperative that you toast to the evening at the nearest cozy bar with warm libations. From Austria to Denver, post-ski drinking is a universal language. The French term for “after skiing,” après-ski was first used in 1951 and can refer to smoking lounges, Vegas-style clubs, and everything in between. For this ski season, take these destination and style cues as the right amount of inspiration to get started on your own après-ski holiday:

In the Clouds. Arriving to the scene fresh off the slopes? You may have worked up a sweat but a swipe of a matte red lip and a little primer to give your face a refreshing flush is the simple prep you need for pre-merrymaking at the newly renovated Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro in Denver, Colorado.

SNO Ski Jumpsuit | $300 | Topshop
Priming Moisturizer and Balm Dot Com | $25 and $12 | Glossier
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil | $26 | NARS
Shearling, Velvet, and Patent-Leather Boots | $1,395 | Nicholas Kirkwood

Slopeside chic. It’s fine to admit you ventured to the mountains for fireside lounging at the Topnotch Resort in Stowe, VT and a chance to wear cute snow boots. Take your look up a notch for bites, speciality cocktails, and sweeping views of Mount Mansfield at The Roost.

Camel Fleece Cape | $70 | ASOS
Rollneck Top | $27 | VILA
Leggings | $24 | River Island
Over-the-Knee Boots | $169 | Ivanka Trump
Barbour Fur Barlet Ski Headband | $46 | Outdoor and Country

Ski-In, Dance Out. Or you could always head to Tea del Vidal in Livigno, Italy for your apres-ski festivities, where it’s perfectly acceptable to twerk in your boots with the fur sans judgement.

Leather Fur Trim Flat Boots | $295 | Michael Kors
Fur Wedge Ankle Boot | $1,694 | Fendi
After Ski Boots | $595 | Dsquared2

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