Base Grind: This Swiss village is a classic European après destination -- and no we don’t mean that in a hot toddy and tight wool sweater kind of way. Verbier is the place where business moguls rub sweaty shoulders with ski bums, raising pints to a day on some of Switzerland’s best off-piste terrain. Mardi Gras is a go-to celebration for the Verbier crowd, but Europe also comes to party on New Years Eve, when close to 12,000 people pack out the center of the village, party in the streets, and turn up their noses at over-priced club covers.
Secret Stash: If you’re in Verbier, your après journey has to pass through the Farinet Après Ski Bar -- one of the rowdiest places to grab a post-ski drink on the planet. With live tunes and tons of dancing, this is the spot to cut loose. If you’re in town at the end of the season, make sure to check out the Farinet’s end-of-season party, the local blowout sure to turn things up a few (hundred) notches.