Jeff Burke and Drew Pogge

K2 BackDrop Backcountry Skis

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...

DPS Wailer 99 Pure Skis

The Wailer 99 Pure is recommended for weight watchers who crave long backcountry tours.

Dynastar Cham High Mountain Skis

The Cham High Mountain is great for those who like to carve up back country, then pull double-duty at the resort.

G3 Empire Skis

The G3 will have you rocketing down big faces with ease.

Atomic Automatic Skis

The Automatic will give you superior maneuverability while charging down mountain slopes.

Völkl Nanuq Skis

The Nanuq will let you rip up the backcountry in all conditions.

Voile Buster Skis

The Buster is the perfect combination of flotation, weight, and power, all at a killer price.

Mammut Pulse Barryvox Beacon

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Mammut Pulse Barryvox beacon

G3 Alpinist Climbing Skins

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the G3 Alpinist climbing skins.