Winter 2016 Buyer’s Guide



No matter how you like to ski or how long you can take off work, we've got the perfect trip in our guide to the best alpine escapes of the season

Easier climbing equals more downhill

Nine tools to thrive on cold overnights

Top performers for the ups and the downs

If it’s next to skin, it had better be good

Six new tools to bring you back to the basics

The winners from our Snowbird, Utah, test.

Stay warm, dry, and comfortable, no matter the conditions.

On turf or tarmac, these are our favorite women's trainers of the season

Better bags so you can go farther, faster, and safer

Glide right with the ultimate cross-training kit

Four snowshoes to help you rise above the powder, summit fast, and blaze snowy trails

Eight tools to maintain fitness during the cold, dark winter days

Pro-caliber pics and video right from your pocket

Smarter, lighter, better-looking wearables to track your data

Stay energized and last longer

Fatties are diversifying and maturing

6 boards to keep you carving hardpack or powder, from dawn to dusk

Durable timepieces for life on the go

Faster, more comfortable kicks for all conditions

From groomers to glades, bumps to short-swing turns in the fall line, these frontside skis do everything you need

From traveling light to going fast and steep, these 8 pairs of planks will help you carve pow all winter long

These six jackets will help you log miles—safely—by trail or road

Keep your dogs of winter shod in classy kicks

For pure powder and pure frontside groomers

On your mark, get set, track!

Better mitts equal happier hands

Stay warmer, drier, and happier on the slopes

Tools to vanquish flat light forever

Toasty layers for wild and urban adventures

Do-it-all skis make resort days simpler—and more fun

You can do better than ketchup and crackers

Flex, lasts, and liners matter. But above all, buy the one that feels good.