Jeff Burke & Adam Howard

Black Diamond Justice Backcountry Skis

1. With a slightly rockered tip, minimal camber, and plenty of girth (115 underfoot), the Justice is a confidence-inspiring powder board. But it's not so fat or rockered that it feels skittish on...

Learning Curve: Backcountry Skis

In the Store: Only a few companies still market some skis as "telemark" and others as "alpine touring," but we don't believe in segregation: Buy the boards you like best. And, yes, you can put...

Movement Goliath Backcountry Skis

1. All skis this plump are a blast in powder, but the Goliath won our Gear of the Year award for its performance on firmer snow. During test conditions that ranged from teeth-rattling hardpack to...