Wish you could après-ski in Vail? Hit Whistler instead.
Speaking of skiing, if you’re more proficient at hitting the sliders and scotch than you are at hitting the slopes but can’t afford Vail this year, Whistler-Blackcomb might satisfy your post-slalom partying needs. Conde Nast Traveller and Ski Magazine reckon it’s got the best après-ski in the continent. There are tons of bars, and cute Aussies abound, so win-win.