Jeff Burke, Adam Howard, Drew Pogge

Scott Mega Dozer: Backcoutry Skis Review

Scott Mega Dozer: Backcoutry Skis Review

Big MountainWith plenty of snow to push around during testing at Utah's Powder Mountain, people didn't wait long to dig in with Scott's fattest ski. The general consensus: Most felt its name is...

Rottefella NTN: Backcountry Skis Reviews

Rottefella NTN: Backcountry Skis Reviews

Big MountainIn 2008, NTN turned a thousand years of freeheel thinking on its head. No more duckbilled boot toe. Instead, NTN added a safety-release system, step-in convenience, unprecedented...

Scott Mega Dozer: Backcoutry Skis Review

Scott Mega Dozer: Backcoutry Skis Review

BIG MOUNTAINWith plenty of snow to push around during testing at Utah's Powder Mountain, people didn't wait long to dig in with Scott's fattest ski. The general consensus: Most felt its name is...

4Frnt CRJ: Backcountry Skis Reviews

4Frnt CRJ: Backcountry Skis Reviews

All MountainFrom a man who skied it all, a ski that does it all. The late C.R. Johnson spent years developing this ski, and testers found it a fitting legacy. It's got full rocker at the tip for...

K2 Coomback: Backcountry Skis Review

K2 Coomback: Backcountry Skis Review

GEAR OF THE YEAR"You can never have a bad day on the Coomback," said one tester of the most adored ski in this year's test. Returning with refined tip rocker—which allows the ski to plane, surf...

Twenty Two Designs AXL: Backcountry Skis Reviews

Twenty Two Designs AXL: Backcountry Skis Reviews

All MountainAptly named for the exposed adjustable pivot beneath the toe, the Axl is a free-pivot touring binding like its forebear, the legendary Hammerhead. Testers found that the underfoot pistons...

Nordica Nemesis: Alpine Ski Review

Nordica Nemesis: Alpine Ski Review

Big MountainOur women testers praised the Nemesis as "the go-to ski for anyone who seeks powder at all costs." But, while the 98-millimeter waist says soft snow, when you hit the hardpack you can...

G3 Manhattan: Backcountry Skis Reviews

G3 Manhattan: Backcountry Skis Reviews

Fast and LightA standout as one of the most versatile skis in the test, this city kid is really a country boy. Testers found the slightly rockered, variable-sidecut Manhattan quick and snappy in...

K2 Darkside: Backcountry Skis Reviews

K2 Darkside: Backcountry Skis Reviews

Big MountainWith the surface area of an aircraft carrier, aggressive rocker forward of the boot, and traditional camber underfoot and in the tail, the DarkSide dominates deep powder. "Scary fast and...

Völkl Kenja: Alpine Ski Review

Völkl Kenja: Alpine Ski Review

All MountainThe Kenja is a master of all terrain, thanks to an even flex and a modestly tapered sidecut. On snow, that translates to a huge sweet spot—you don't have to be "on it" all the time...

Faction Alias: Backcountry Skis Reviews

Faction Alias: Backcountry Skis Reviews

All Mountain"Gobs of power and stability and no speed limit," said one tester. The rockered Alias floats through powder like a much larger ski and cuts through crud like a GS racer, with just enough...

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