Editors' Choice Snow Awards 2012

Fourteen innovations, killer values, and other winning designs guaranteed to make this winter your best yet.

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  • [alpine touring boot] Scarpa Alien
  • [ultralight powder ski] Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt
  • [all-season shell] Westcomb Shift LT Hoody
  • [comfy shell pants] La Sportiva Storm Fighter GTX
  • [body-mapped long johns] Cabela’s E.C.W.C.S. Thermal Zone
  • [versatile ski-touring pack] Sierra Designs Ymir 55
  • [never-fog goggles] Smith I/O
  • [vented , insulated shell] First Ascent BC MicroTherm 2.0
  • [warm & light winter hiker] Vasque Snow Junkie UD
  • [belly warmer] Bear Creek Country Kitchens Dry Soup Mixes
  • [lightweight expedition tent] First Ascent Katabatic
  • [innovative poles] Komperdell Carbon Expedition Vario 4
  • [new wave down bargain] L.L. Bean Ultralite 850
  • [new wave down hoody] Sierra Designs Tov

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