Find and compare the year's top backcountry skis, splitboards and ski boots with advice from the winter gear experts at Backpacker Magazine.
A classic just got better.
Edges that lock together stay together.
Now you can tour with a fat pow board.
This splitboard-specific boot is ready to climb.
When it gets deep, there’s no better rig.
These skis delivered a best-in-class ride.
They can handle all conditions, top to bottom.
We dug these hard-charging fat skis in the sidecountry.
Walking is effortless with these futuristic boots.
We loved technical descents on these light-but-stable planks.
Don’t carry more weight than you have to.
It’s a true one-ski quiver.
This four-buckle boot is ultracustomizable.
The hardest-charging boot in our lineup actually has an incredible range of motion in walk mode.
This boot charges as hard as it climbs.
We loved this anatomically shaped featherlight on long, gentle tours.