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The Best Skis, Splitboards, and Boots of Winter 2016

Winter doesn't last forever. Make the most of it with one of these top-shelf backcountry setups.

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Here’s one thing to be thankful for this holiday season: There are a million different ways to ride in the backcountry. From surfy, fun splitboards to lightweight skis that are perfect for touring, we’ve gathered up the best of this year’s crop of snowsports gear.

Skis

La Sportiva Vapor Float

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Black Diamond Helio 105

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Dynafit Dhauligiri

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Black Crows Anima Freebird

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G3 FINDr 94

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K2 Wayback 96

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Splitboards

Jones Solution

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OZ OZsym

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K2 Split Bean

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Boots

ThirtyTwo MTB

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La Sportiva Spectre 2.0/ Sparkle 2.0

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Dalbello Lupo Carbon T.I.

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Salomon MTN Explore

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Scarpa F1

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Dynafit TLT 7 Performance

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