Whether you ski or snowboard, half the fun of a winter vacation is what you do when you finally call it a day on the mountain. A drink and a good dinner is mandatory after hours of fresh powder (we hope) and a couple of trips up the chairlift. And there’s no reason you can’t bring your favorite tunes with you either.

The Blaster marks Nixon’s introduction to the mobile wireless audio category with big sound that can fill a room (or a snow park) like never before. The ultra lightweight speaker with shock and water resistant construction is made to withstand the elements—and the perfect size to fit in your mountain pack. Since après-ski has become as much a part of the experience as the skiing itself, we decided to put you on to some our favorite watering holes and restaurants for the upcoming season, while dishing on what song will surely be on repeat at each location. So take off your boots, step up to the bar, and meet some new friends.