Here it is, the best gear for this winter—the 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards. Last March, 80 of our most trusted testers rode and ripped around Utah’s Powder Mountain and Crested Butte, Colo., testing more than 300 skis, splitboards, boots and bindings from which we picked these standouts for your quiver.
Want to see in-depth tester feedback on these products? Check out the 2017 Gear Guide, packed with reviews of all the Editors’ Choice winners, plus more than 100 other must-have skis, splitboards, boots and bindings.
2017 Gear Guide
More than 100 skis, splitboards, boots and bindings reviewed, rated and recommended.
Marker Kingpin 13
$649 - markerusa.com | BRAKES: 75, 100 ($55), 100, 125 ($65) | DIN: 6-13 | CRAMPONS: 75-120 (3 sizes, $99) | WEIGHT: 3.2 lbs.
Rock-solid, alpine-binding feel once locked down and ready to ski. —Shaggy Bailey
G3 Ion 12
$549 - genuineguidegear.com | BRAKES: 85, 95, 115, 130 | RV: 5-12 | CRAMPONS: 85-130 (3 sizes, $69) | WEIGHT: 2.6 lbs.
Favorite tech binding on the market to date. —Marla Bailey
The M Equipment Meidjo
$679 - the-m-equipment.com | BRAKES: 85, 95, 105, 120, 130 | WEIGHT: 2 lbs. (Large)
Instantly active with a progressive, smooth flex. The Meidjo might bring tele back. —Kevin McCarthy
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