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

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

Rossignol Voodoo Pro BC 110 - Alpine Skis: Reviews

BIG MOUNTAIN Good for Big Mountain You'll feel like you're cheating on huge powder days. The only women-specific rockered (upturned tip and tail) ski on the market, the Voodoo Pro also...

Heather Schultz and Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010

Rossignol Synergy Sensor 100 - Alpine Boots: Reviews

Good for Resort Testers were truly shocked: You're not supposed to be able to get a boot this good at this price. The key feature is the special plastic underfoot: It's formulated for optimum energy...

Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010

Lange Comp Pro - Alpine Boots: Reviews

You can't see the changes. But by tweaking the shape of the lower shell (it's more upright) and upper cuff (less forward lean), Lange has created the most responsive expert-level boot we've ever...

Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010

Salomon Quest 12: Alpine Ski Boots Reviews

The Quest likes to ski the resort, boot-pack, and occasionally go on tours. Sound familiar? While it weighs about 30 percent less than your average alpine boot and has a walk mode, it's no softie on...

Ari Goosen
Nov 1, 2010