I’m not sure what I like best about the whole snow skiing experience… actually skiing, or all the fun that comes after. Après-ski, as it’s called (French for “after skiing”), a.k.a. wearing your chicest blizzard-appropriate attire, sipping champagne and socializing the night away around a big fireplace. And last week’s Sundance festivities that were documented all over my social media feeds have me wanting to book a trip out west to partake in a little après-skiing myself. (Penciling in Sundance 2018 on next year’s bucket list as we speak.) But in the meantime, just in case I decide to book a ticket on a whim, I thought I better go ahead and mentally prepare my packing list. Here are the things I’d throw in my suitcase for some après-ski fun off the slopes.