Value your friends? Carry good safety gear, like something from this 2014 five-gear line up–and learn to use it well.
The four-buckle Maestrale RS is a bit heavier than its predecessor and can drive all but the fattest skis.
Lange embraces their sidecountry with the XT 130.
Dynafit-style tech bindings, like the Radical and the La Sportiva RT, are the only ones that offer a true free pivot, meaning there’s no hardware attached to your boot heel or sole. They have fewer...
The Enzo offers great downhill adjustability and all-around touring.
Guardian 16 bindings are recommended for short tours outside the resort and maximum powder in-bounds.
You now have two choices when it comes to telemark bindings: 75mm (traditional duckbill) and the newer NTN. The former is favored for its simplicity, lower cost, and greater variety of boot choices,...
For ultralight touring without the loss of performance, check out La Sportiva's RT bindings.
Aggressive skiers will find a lot to like in the NTN Freedom.
Four different plastic injections in the Minerva’s shell provide lateral power in spades.
An overlap design and moderately stiff plastic give the Cochise consistent flex front to back.
Whether you’re at the resort or deep in the backcountry, if your boots don’t fit properly you’re miserable. Not sure about size or which brand fit you best? Consult a fitter. To narrow your choices,...
The Vulcan TF's three-buckle system make it one snug number.
Tech-compatible fittings let you pair the Terminator with alpine-touring bindings as well as telemark.
The two-buckle Kenai is one of the lightest boots available on the market.