The Buster is the perfect combination of flotation, weight, and power, all at a killer price.
The Bella was our favorite jack-of-all-trades ski from this year's testing.
The La Niña is nimble and light but provides great stability.
Go deeper with our favorite telemark and alpine touring bindings of the year.
The FT 12 is strong enough for demanding in-bounds skiing, but it has an ergonomic stride.
The Wailer 99 Pure is recommended for weight watchers who crave long backcountry tours.
If it’s been a while since you bought telemark or alpine touring gear, you’ll notice that the game has changed quite a bit. Skis that used to be fat are now narrow, almost every new model has some...
The Cham High Mountain is great for those who like to carve up back country, then pull double-duty at the resort.
The G3 will have you rocketing down big faces with ease.
The Automatic will give you superior maneuverability while charging down mountain slopes.
The Nanuq will let you rip up the backcountry in all conditions.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the G3 Alpinist climbing skins.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the K2 LockJaw carbon-aluminum ski poles.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Mammut Pulse Barryvox beacon
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Brooks Range 240+ Carbon Pro probe.