Canadian Geographic

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- —Michela Rosano

The must-have gear for the swinginges­t après-ski party of the season

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.

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, sheringham­

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,

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. $90 on; crosleyrad­

4 Alvvays’ Anti-socialites 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. Anti-socialites, $18,; Après-ski, $23,

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, grantedclo­

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,

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,

8 Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ6 camera

Don’t spend all night on Instagram. Instead, keep things simple by capturing and sharing photos with this vintageins­pired camera, which spits out square prints, has three colour filters and shoots in five modes (including selfie, of course). $159.99,

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