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Ski Gear



Gear Review: Dynafit PDG Ski

A special ski for fitness freaks who like to earn their descent, even when inbounds.

Gear Review: Salomon Rocker2 115 Ski

The perfect ski for those who like to access their backcountry with a lift.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Current Ski

This ski cannot be overpowered.

Gear Review: Dynafit Baltoro Ski

An outstanding touring ski you'll never want to take off.

Gear Review: Scott Powd'air Ski

This ski is all about edges, but loves powder too.

Gear Review: Ski Trab Volare

This ski will go everywhere you go and more.

Editors' Choice Snow Award 2012: Komperdell Carbon Expedition Vario 4 Poles

These lightweight poles will serve you well on all of your multisport outings.

Editors' Choice Snow Award 2012: Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt Ski

A wide ski that weighs nothing.

Editors' Choice Snow Award 2012: Scarpa Alien Boot

The most comfortable alpine touring boot we have ever encountered.

Gear Review: Rottefella NTN Freedom Binding

The gold standard for New Telemark Norm (NTN) bindings.

Gear Review: Scarpa Terminator X Boot

High performance telemarking boots that work in traditional and NTN binding setups.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Prime/Swift Boot

When taking your ski boots on a long trip, you don't want you feet to hate you.

Gear Review: Plum Guide Bindings

What's the point of feather-weight skis and boots if the bindings aren't super light as well?

Gear Review: Garmont Cosmos/Celeste Boot

These boots will power through whatever conditions nature decides to throw at you.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012: Ski Gear

Read about our favorite new boots and bindings, then choose a ski from the seven winners to create your ideal setup.

Gear Review: Anon M1 Goggles

When conditions change, these goggles can trade lenses while they are still on your head.

Gear Review: Salomon X-Tend XCESS8 Goggles

A great, dependable pair googles for a price you can swallow.

Editors' Choice Snow Awards 2012: Smith I/O Goggles

Our Editors' Choice award winner resists fog like no other.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012: Eyewear

Seeing is important. Looking good is nice too. Do both with these sunglasses and goggles.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012: Baselayers

Even if no one else can see it, you are going to notice the difference with these worthy baselayers.

Gear Review: Mammut Alpine Underwear Long All Year

You'll be feeling just right below the waist with this intricatly fitted long underwear.

Gear Review: Wild Things Power Stretch 1/4-Zip Hoody Baselayer

If you like going up and down snowy mountains, you're going to like this simple baselayer.

Winter 2012: Outdoor Retailer Wrapup

All the best gear our reader reporter team saw at the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

Ultimate Adventure Handbook: Grab Steep Thrills

Ski remote winter terrain—and have the most winter fun.

Maintain Ski Gear: Patch Ski Poles and Ski Boots

Donít let a split ski pole shaft or broken boots ruin your balance.

Maintain Ski Gear: Keep Climbing Skins Sticky

Good grip is the key to fast and easy climbing.

Maintain Ski Gear: Back Up Your Bindings

Be proactive about preparing your ski-systemís hub.

Ski Strong: Going Up

Master the art of backcountry climbing and skinning.

Ski Strong: Beat Blisters

Outsmart stiff boots and constant heel lifting with these anti-friction tips.

Prep Your Gear: Outfit for Avalanche Safety

Equip yourself with safety gear and practice proper techniques.

Prep Your Gear: Pack to Backcountry Ski

Use this advice to hone your backcountry layers for any trip length or conditions.

Prep Your Gear: Fit Ski Boots Perfectly

Get more comfort going up and more power and control going down.

2011 Editors' Choice Snow Award: La Sportiva GT/GTS Alpine Touring Ski

A go-anywhere ski that's also superlight.

2011 Editors' Choice Snow Award: La Sportiva RT Alpine Touring Binding

A lightweight alpine touring binding that doesn't skimp on performance.

2011 Editors' Choice Snow Award: Karakoram Split30 Snowboard Bindings

Bindings that quickly transition from hike to ride mode

2011 Editors' Choice Snow Award: Dynafit TLT5 Mountain Boot

"The most comfortable alpine touring boots on the planet," says one tester.

Gear Review: VÖlkl Nunataq

Fat skis that are light enough for days of touring.

Gear Review: Liberty Envy Powder Skis

Women's-specific skis that really cater to women skiers.

Gear Review: Karakoram Split30



Gear Review: Jones Solution Splitboard

Go-everywhere versatility and resort-board stability in one light package.

Gear Review: Rossignol S3 Skis

For the skier transitioning from front country to back.

Gear Review: Dynafit Stoke Skis

If you climb high to ski long, these are your skis

Gear Review: Black Diamond AMPerage/Element



Gear Review: La Sportiva GT/GTS Ski

The ski for every skier, in every condition.

Gear Review: La Sportiva RT Alpine Touring Binding

A stainless-steel and aluminum binding that's energy-saving light.

Gear Review: Dynafit TLT5 Mountain Boot

A boot with slipper-like comfort and weight but incredible stiffness and control

Gear Review: Black Diamond 01 Tele Binding

It's unanimous: The best tele binding on the market.

Gear Review: Garmont Voodoo Ski Boots

A powerful three-buckle tele boot

Gear Review: Fritschi Diamir Eagle 12 Step-in Binding

A satisfying step-in binding that allows fast, on-the-fly switching from ski to hike mode.

Gear Review: Dynafit Radical ST 10 Ultralight Binding

An ultralight Dynafit binding that's easy to use and fit for any serious conditions

Gear Review: Black Diamond Quadrant Ski Boot

The Quadrant is the most versatile four-buckle AT boot on the market.

Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Marmot Aegis Jacket

This 14-ounce shell is equally at home on the trail or around town, thanks to its reliable weatherproofing, performance features, and plush niceties.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2010: Ski Gear

Find your perfect A.T., tele, or Nordic setup.

Gear Review: Vaude Daytour 24 Pack

A trim pack built for backcountry ski days.

Gear Review: Komperdell Carbon Ti-2 Powerlock Women Poles

Indestructible ski poles

Gear Review: K2 Lockjaw Carbon/Alu Poles

A built-in inclinometer means these poles can easily take quick slope-angle measurements.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Razor Carbon Poles

Lightweight poles that can still take a beating.

Gear Review: Rottefella Chili Three-Pin Cable Nordic Bindings

A tried-and-true tele binding.

Gear Review: Rossignol BC X-11 Nordic Boots

Boots built for touring.

Gear Review: Rossignol BC 125 Nordic Skis

If you favor long backcountry tours over rolling–but not supersteep–terrain these skis are for you.

Gear Review: Dynafit Manaslu Skis

A lightweight, slim ski built for experts.

Gear Review: K2 Coomback/Gotback Skis

A one-ski workhorse.

Gear Review: Volkl Nanuq Skis

A ski that performs in all conditions.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Drift/Starlet Skis

Built for backcountry powder sessions.

Gear Review: TwentyTwo Designs AXL Telemark Binding

The perfect touring/skiing binding.

Gear Review: Dynafit TLT Vertical ST Alpine Touring Binding

This AT binding is the lightest on the market.

Gear Review: SCARPA T2 Eco Telemark Boot

This telemark boot combines stiffness (for downhills) and comfort (for touring).

Gear Review: Dynafit ZZero 4 C-TF/PX-TF Alpine Touring Boot

These alpine touring boots fit all are testers superbly and is comfortable going up or flying down.

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