What to wear après ski depends on your taste, interests, and locale. Choice depends in part on what you plan to do in your off-slope time. At some resorts, the choice is made easier by dress codes, as at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., and The Balsams Wilderness in Dixville Notch, N.H., where jackets are required for men at dinner. Answers to this question also can have a wide regional variation.

Guests at Vail and Aspen may put style first, while New Englanders generally choose warmth and comfort over fashion in the après ski arena. There are exceptions, as noted above.

Some resort-goers balance comfort and style; others never hit the slopes, and go only for the après ski scene.

Dry clothes cut across all levels of après ski activity. If you are staying overnight, you will have brought dry clothing as a matter of course. Day trippers also should bring dry clothes to change into for dinner and for the ride home.

Comfortable slacks for men and women, warm jersey or shirt, and perhaps a ski sweater are always good choices for après ski.

If men throw on a sports coat, and women a piece of jewelry, they are ready for anything.

Question: What to wear après ski?