Ski Gear

The Best Backcountry Ski Boots of 2015

You might not know where you're headed (and that's half the fun), but you'll be in good hands getting there strapped into these versatile backcountry boots.

Skis That'll Take You Anywhere

Intelligent designs that are up for anything—and so fun to ride that you’ll want to take them everywhere.

The Standout Skis of 2015

Buying new skis this year? Lucky you. We tested the latest designs, and these came out on top—so shop wisely.

Sticks That Make Powder Skiing a Work of Art

The first company to create twin tips, Line was conceived in the mid-nineties to disrupt long-standing assumptions about how skis should look and perform. Today that anti-establishment philosophy...

Rossignol Super 7 Skis of the Year

Rossi is the industry leader when it comes to balancing rocker (upturned tip and tail), camber (for edge hold and glide), and taper (the pin shape in the front and back, which delivers a loose feel...

Beast 16 Bindings

The first 16-DIN tech binding, the new Beast features a “return to center” toe piece. As you ski, the binding deflects to absorb shock. It’s one of the reasons, safety-wise, alpine-style bindings...

Nordica Helldorado Skis

The Helldorado is nimble in strangled chutes but stable and absorbant when you’ve got room to open it up.

Völkl Two Skis

A big part of the reason the new-to-the-line Two handled all condi- tions well is that it features subtle taper in the tail and tip, meaning the widest part of the ski is farther back on the shovel.

Rossignol Squad 7 Skis

The Squad used to be too powerful for mere mortals, but this year it’s 20 percent lighter. The rocker is far less abrupt than on Rossi’s older powder skis, and thanks to the tapered honeycomb tip and...