[A] Ski Atomic Janak: Light and fast gives way to light and fat. The Janak is perfect for opening it up in steep powder fields or resort crud. $628; www.atomicski.com [B] BOOT Scarpa Tornado: With interchangeable, flex-adjusting tongues, the Tornado is ready to tour or tackle the bumps. $629; www.scarpa.com BINDINGS Fritschi Freeride (not pictured): The gold standard of AT bindings, Fritschis are light, tough, and simple enough to repair on the go. $425; www.blackdiamondequipment.com SKINS Black Diamond Ascension (not pictured): Peel 'em off and stick 'em on. Synthetic hairs grip the snow to maximize your upward efforts. $150; www.blackdiamondequipment.com SAFETY Everything's fine until it isn't. When things go wrong, better have a [C] shovel (Black Diamond Tele Lynx Shovel, $45), a probe (Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour 265 Probe [not pictured], $49; www.blackdiamondequipment.com), and a [D] beacon (Ortovox S1, $649; www.ortovox.com) to leverage your avalanche training.