Category Killer: Freerider’s Choice

Sometimes you just want to go fast, and for that you need power and stability in a ski. These sidecountry chargers value performance over weight savings.

Category Killer: Ski Mountaineering

These narrower skis weigh in at the featherweight level and are great for spring steeps, corn and go-far missions. Channel the goddess Nike and skin like the wind.

Category Killers: Telemarker’s Choice

For those of a freeheel persuasion—these four skis were chosen by our testers as standouts in the telemark category.

Category Killers: Killer Value

New skis are fun but can be expensive. With your wallet in mind, we picked five value skis with a lower price tag.  VOILÉ V6 $650 – SIZES: 163, 173, 183, 188 DIMENSIONS: 124/100/109 WEIGHT: 7 lbs. 6 oz. (183) “Possibly the best all-around touring ski on the market. Playful, dare I say loving. This ski, in either the […]

Category Killers: Middle-weight boots

These backcountry-focused boots balance weight and power for a smooth climb up and stable ride down. Lightweight yet stable, they might not be a one-quiver boot but they come close.

Category Killers: Female Favorites

The lady testers have spoken and mid-fat skis are their tool of choice this coming winter. While not exclusively women’s specific, these skis offered up stability and mobility that impressed the women who took them for a spin.

Category Killers: Quiver of One

Every skier is in search of a unicorn—the ski that can do it all. Our testers have chosen these four skis for their power inbounds and out—balancing weight and performance with all-conditions versatility.

Category Killer: Powder Touring

These category killers are fat and rockered (110mm and wilder) with a favorable touring weight. Here are four favorite wide-ski shredders, as chosen by our testers.

Category Killers: All Mountain Boots

While these boots stand out for their inbounds power, they’re still capable of short walks in the skintrack