Snow Sports

We’re entering the Goldilocks age of backcountry boots. These new models aren’t too heavy and they aren’t too flimsy—they’re just right for a variety of adventures.

These downhill ski boots are designed for ladies who exclusively charge the resort

These high-performance boots are made for carving up the ‘roy and charging off-piste

These new alpine and touring bindings come packed with exciting features

These lightweight skis don’t just power up the skintrack. They’re bonafide downhill performers.

Looking for the perfect backcountry ski for deep days and big missions? Start here.

We tested more than 100 pairs of skis. These 10 were the best in test.

These wide, rockered planks will help you milk those powder days for all they are worth

These wide, rockered planks designed for the deepest days of the year do more than float—they fly

These all-mountain skis have a little more underfoot, more rocker, and more fun in powder

If you ski mountains that measure snowfall in feet rather than inches, these wide rides are for you

No matter the mountain, no matter the conditions, these sticks won't let you down

Introducing the best one-ski-quiver options of the year

These skis with narrower waists are versatile resort chargers that know how to get on edge and play in the bumps

These narrower sticks may have a knack for groomers, but they also like to play in the bumps and crud

This is hands-down the most impressive resort-meets-backcountry boot we’ve ever tried

This year’s best carving ski will allow you to live out your World Cup racing fantasy

For the third year in a row, this ski bested the rest in the powder category

No other women’s frontside ski comes close to the Wildcat’s carving chops

These consumer-friendly carving skis remind us why laying trenches on groomers is so dang fun

Featuring a little more party in the back, this Enforcer likes to play in the deep stuff

Finally, a QST model specifically designed for backcountry adventures

If you fancy yourself a World Cup-level skier, this new high-performance boot is for you

If you’re in the market for a pair of carvers to slice up the ‘roy and live out your racing fantasy, check out this list

If you like the Black Pearl but like a little more energy from your skis, try these sticks on for size

Your flashy new snowboard may be the star of the show, but it’s nothing without these sidekick pieces of gear

20 testers tried 19 splitboards, plus a handful of boots, bindings, and accessories. These were the winners.

40 testers tested 57 snowboards over the course of a week in Sugar Bowl, CA. These are the cream of the crop.

We put 24 pairs of boots and 37 cross-country necessities through the wringer this season and narrowed down the 12 best items.

7 testers tried 26 pairs of cross-country skis in all conditions—from late-season slush to deep powder. These four came out on top.

IFMGA guide Jed Porter walks us through the gear in his ski-mountaineering kit for North America’s highest peak

Trade your goggles for these sunglasses during the off-season

The stakes are high when you’re in the backcountry for multiple days at a time. This is the gear we relied on.

All ski jackets and pants will eventually be available in three fit choices: fitted, regular, and relaxed, and skiers can choose them based on fit and style preference

Made Apparel is on a mission to make better outerwear at competitive prices

Be ready when the snow flies again with these discounted items from our Winter Gear Guide

If you’ve ever talked yourself out of bringing ski crampons on a spring backcounty ski tour, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s why.

You've got options in the climbing skin department. Here's how to choose the right pair for you.

MoonBikes is unleashing its quiet, eco-friendly, and easy-to-ride electric snowbikes in the U.S.

You probably don’t need new skis. Unless you really do. Here's how you'll know.

Our editor has tips for staying warm—but not too toasty

You’ll have a new challenge and it will give you a new way to see your local hill

The all-new Salomon QST Echo 106 is a lighter weight QST 106 designed for uphill slogs and downhill joy rides

Ready or not, BOA is coming to a downhill ski boot near you

16 tester favorites for the 2023 season

Ask yourself these key questions to choose the right ski shell for you

The Rustler and Sheeva have been top-performing skis for years, but Blizzard is updating them anyway. We went to the company’s factory in Austria to find out why.

Zoe Gates went winter backpacking with guide Eric Larsen, and learned valuable lessons on cold-weather gear, nutrition, navigation, and survival

Winter backpacking doesn't have to be about suffering. For cheerful cold-weather trips, we can learn something from the Danes

These items make it easy to get out before work for some much-needed, quiet contemplation.

Need the nuclear option for staying warm this winter? Reach for one of these five ultra-cozy winter essentials.

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Almost every part of Salomon’s high-performance S/Pro Alpha series is completely customizable

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Get more laughs with your laps with these five strategies for having more fun on the slopes

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When these skiers crack an après-ski beer, they're surprised to learn the flavorful beers are actually non-alcoholic

Tips from a used-gear professional on how to buy a solid setup

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This winter-sport accessories brand’s innovations stem from deep ties to the outdoor community

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Stay warm, stay hydrated, and explore the season’s top national parks

In March, our team of testers headed to Sun Valley, Idaho, to test out over 150 pairs of skis from every major brand in the industry

From shredding powder to climbing ice, these top packs keep your gear secure and dry

From insulated pants to no-nonsense bibs, we have the rugged bottoms you’re looking for right here

Six testers spent three months checking out the coolest new airbag tech to hit the market. Spoiler: it lives up to the hype.

Having the proper equipment is the best way to stay prepared in an emergency—and to help you prevent one

We can’t guarantee you’ll ride just like Barrett Christy, but this snowboard might get you a little bit closer

From lightweight racers to all-day trekkers to deep-powder plowers, there’s something for everyone

These skis make tackling firm snow and narrower trails a heck of a lot easier

With this boot, advanced and expert skiers with a wider foot no longer have to sacrifice performance for fit

A high-performance boot for advanced skiers with narrow feet

This high performance ski boot is for those who refuse to sacrifice control for comfort

If you liked the Salomon S/Max, wait till you step into this new boot

We rallied 441 testers and 1,300 products across every category of winter gear. After more than 7,500 miles and 830,000 vertical feet, we landed on 500 pieces that stood out for skiing, snowboarding, running, climbing, hiking, and more.

An ideal ski for beginners to gain confidence on hardpack and corduroy

Finally, an Enforcer designed to adventure beyond the ropes

If you have your sights set on long backcountry tours even during low tide, this ski may be just the ticket

The Ranger 96 is an approachable and fun do-it-all ski

A bomber all-mountain ski tailor-made for hard-chargers

This ski is one of the best in class when it comes to balancing performance and approachability

Don’t let the pretty top sheet fool you—this all-mountain tool means business, especially in the crud

These skis let you bring the playfulness of your resort skiing to the backcountry