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.

 Alpine Touring

All-Conditions Boot: Garmont Cosmos/Celeste

Ultralight Binding: Plum Guide

Best for Big Tours: Black Diamond Prime/Swift


Versatile Boot: Scarpa Terminator X

Binding: Rottefella NTN Freedom


One-Ski Quiver: Ski Trab Volare

Killer Carver: Scott Powd'air Ski

All-Terrain Touring: Dynafit Baltoro Ski

Ski Mountaineer's Choice: Black Diamond Current Ski

Sidecountry: Salomon Rocker2 115 Ski

Fitness/Racing/Mountaineering: Dynafit PDG Ski

Editors' Choice Snow Awards 2012

AT Boot: Scarpa Alien

AT Ski: Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt

Poles: Komperdell Carbon Expedition Vario 4