Ari Goosen

Ari Goosen

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Treat Your Feet Right

Great gear will only get you so far. Be kind to what you put in it. Here are some tips for taking care of your feet on the slopes.

Ari Goosen
Nov 14, 2012

Wigwam Xenon Pro

One pair of thin-to-midweight ski-specific socks is all you need. We’re fans of Wigwam’s Xenon Pro.

Ari Goosen
Nov 2, 2012

The 6 Best Alpine Boots of 2013

Your skis might be flashier, but your boots are the more critical piece of gear. You could roll the dice and buy online, but we highly recommend getting them the old-fashioned way: in person. The...

Ari Goosen
Oct 28, 2012

Custom Ski Boots

Skis may be sexier, but boots are more important: if they don’t fit properly, your technique will suffer.

Ari Goosen
Oct 31, 2011

Lange Blaster Pro - Alpine Boots: Reviews

Good for Resort Ski patrollers, lifties, and anyone who likes to hike will love the new all-mountain Blaster. It skis as well as boots priced hundreds of dollars more and, thanks to a grippy outsole...

Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010

Nordica Supercharger Blower - Alpine Boots: Reviews

One of the best all-mountain boots this year, the expert-level Blower "feels like an F1 car with monster-truck suspension," said one tester. And while we don't normally condone manfur, it's what...

Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010

Tecnica Inferno Blaze 110: Alpine Ski Boots Reviews

Testers loved how this intermediate/advanced boot combined a great out-of-the-box fit with a smooth and predictable flex in all conditions. "Great feel without sacrificing ankle flex," said one...

Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010

Full Tilt Seth Morrison - Alpine Boots: Reviews

Good for Resort Like the 1980s three-piece Raichle classic but with much-improved performance thanks to a stiffer, reinforced tongue. Big-mountain skiers will especially like the way its predictable...

Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010

Fischer Soma X-100 - Alpine Boots: Reviews

This intermediate-level boot's duck-footed stance allows your feet to angle out slightly, which leaves you standing in a more natural position and makes for quicker energy transfers. It takes some...

Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010

Rossignol Squad Sensor3 120: Alpine Ski Boots Reviews

The Sensor3 is easy to like. It has a slightly wider fit that almost every tester (except those with really narrow feet) raved about. But it's no slouchy cruiser; despite its comfy fit, it's one of...

Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010

Nordica HR Pro 115W - Alpine Boots: Reviews

Good for All Mountain Our favorite all-mountain, intermediate to advanced-level boot this year. Based on the company's newest high-performance shell, the HR Pro has a lower cuff for women and a...

Heather Schultz and Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010

Tecnica Dragon 120 - Alpine Boots: Reviews

Thanks to its forgiving flex and an upright stance that makes for comfortable cruising all over the hill, the Dragon was our first choice for all-day skiing. "Advanced to expert skiers will love this...

Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010

Nordica Ace of Spades: Alpine Ski Boots Reviews

Designed by Nordica's big-mountain and park athletes, the brand-new Ace of Spades has an upright stance designed to give you a solid, well-balanced platform for skiing switch and landing big airs....

Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010