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The must-have après-ski gear for this winter

You've mastered every run and trail; now bring your A-game to the après-ski party with items from Fujifilm, Sheringham Distillery and more

  • Nov 15, 2018
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Bartender Jacob Craig serves beer at Cold Water Brewery in South Lake Tahoe, California. (Photo: Max Whittaker/Visit California)
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Let’s be honest — shredding the slopes or gliding through a forest glade is all well and good, but the best part of the day comes when all that snowbound action ends and the après-ski party begins. Here’s a selection of what you’ll need to help make this winter tradition a success at home or out on the town.

The eight items you need to make your aprés-ski party a success this season. (Photo: Christian Lalonde, photoluxstudio.com/Can Geo Travel)
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1. Sheringham Distillery akvavit  Toast the revelry with this Scandinavian-style spirit, which has notes of dill, caraway, anise, citrus and — wait for it — locally harvested kelp, a nod to Sheringham Distillery’s Vancouver Island origins. $47, sheringhamdistillery.com

2. Copper shot glasses  Pour a splash of akvavit into these engraved copper shot glasses from United By Blue, which removes half a kilogram of trash from waterways for every product sold. $42, mec.ca

3. Crosley Cruiser Deluxe portable record player  No music, no merriment — so pack Crosley’s stylish and compact turntable, which can also stream music via its builtin Bluetooth receiver. $95 on amazon.ca; crosleyradio.com

4. Alvvays’ Antisocialites and the Après-ski soundtrack  The 2018 Polaris Music Prize-shortlisted sophomore effort from Alvvays is a dreamy, garage-rock-tinged collection of romantic ennui that will keep you nodding along but not have you weeping into your drink. The soundtrack to cult-classic 1970s Quebec film Après-ski, meanwhile, is all retro groovy kitsch — perfect for a party. Antisocialites, $18, alvvays.com; Après-ski, $163 (vinyl) or $25 (CD) on amazon.ca

5. Granted mountain range sweater  If there’s an après-ski uniform, it’s festive knitwear, and this wool number from Granted scores major style points with its 1970s and ’80s ski jacket-inspired designs. $440, grantedclothing.com

6. Mèreadesso Travel Ease + Kit  Give your weather-beaten skin a little R&R with this all-natural travel-size skincare set, which contains moisturizer, cleanser, body balm and a cleansing cloth. $54, mereadesso.ca

7. Glerups slippers  Kick off the clunky ski boots and slip into these toasty-warm yet breathable wool slippers, which have a durable leather sole. $89.95, glerups.ca

8. Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ6 camera  Don’t spend all night on Instagram. Instead, keep things simple by capturing and sharing photos with this vintage inspired camera, which spits out square prints, has three colour filters and shoots in five modes (including selfie, of course). Read our review of the camera here. $159.99, fujifilm.ca

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