Downhill slope: Top 10 ski-town bars in the West

Why is it that booze goes down so much smoother after a day on the hill?

And why does all that smooth booze go down even smoother when you're at the right mountain bar? Sometimes the right atmosphere makes it go down so silky smooth that getting up the next morning -- or even afternoon -- is sandpaper rough.

So if last call is more your style than first lift, after the fold is yours truly's favorite ski-town bars in the West...

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Eric Peterson