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.
Scott Sports SuperGuide 105
$700 - scott-sports.com | SIZES (cm): 175, 183 | DIMENSIONS (mm): 133/104/12 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 6.8 lbs. (175)
A capable skier will take this ski far and wide and travel with confidence. —Gavin Cooper
Fischer Ranger 98
$750 - fischersports.com | SIZES (cm): 172, 180, 188 | DIMENSIONS (mm): 132/92/122 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 7.5 lbs. (180)
A super playful ski that can tackle most conditions with power and grace. —Miles Kochalka
$699 - dynafit.com | SIZES (cm): 170, 177, 184 | DIMENSIONS (mm): 125.5/97/115.9 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 8 lbs. (177)
An excellent addition to Dynafit's aggressive progression of well-rounded skis. —Hedda Peterson
Dynastar Mythic 97
$1,000 - dynastar.com | SIZES (cm): 171, 177, 184 | DIMENSIONS (mm): 133/97/113 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 6.2 lbs. (177)
The on-hill performance of the Cham 97 at a better touring weight. —Jason Layh
$800 - haganskiusa.com | SIZES (cm): 160, 168, 176, 184 | DIMENSIONS (mm): 128/88/108 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 5.3 lbs. (176)
Amazingly strong and stable for its weight. Even at high speeds, it stays right on course. —Silas Wild
Völkl VTA 88 Lite
$1,065 - volkl.com | SIZES (cm): 160, 170, 180 | DIMENSIONS (mm): 127/88/106 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 4.6 lbs. (170)
Völkl liveliness is a joy of life—can rip anything you throw at it. —Damian Riddle
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