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With these nuggets of knowledge, you’ll be better equipped to enjoy your upcoming ski season

Only the very best makes it into print. But there are some pretty great runners-up you should know about, too.

Lenses and frames built for superior vision

Noteworthy rigs for everything from pow to hardpack

There were so many good boards this year that it was hard to pick just a few for print. Here are the others our testers loved.

This snow rocket was built for fun

Even the runner-up hikers from this year’s test are pretty great

Punch your ticket to all-mountain adventures

Testers like eight boots, but we only had room for six. Here’s an all-around boot and a women’s powder-chasing boot that almost made the cut.

In a lineup of touring packs, this boot bag and small daypack didn't make the cut, but they're still well worth your attention

A new Fast Tracks pass at four Powdr-owned resorts—Mount Bachelor, Killington, Copper, and Snowbird—is sparking anger and conversations about elitism

As long as you aren’t weight sensitive, it’s now possible for one rig to serve all your in-bounds, sidecountry, and backcountry needs. This is that rig.

We spent three days testing more than 100 new models. This is the kit that helped us get through.

Snow-sports lovers, it's time to give your bathroom an upgrade

Bryan Rogala walks us through his new favorite solution for storing his ski gear

The Explorer has been part of our Gear Guy’s spring ski-mountaineering kit for nine years

A hard carrying case is being issued to solve potential issues with DSP beacons switching modes accidentally

We’ve tested and loved them—now they’re an even better bang for your buck…

Voice commands have the potential to help us conduct a more efficient search and hopefully save more lives.

Our Minnesotan travel writer spent a year looking for good snow boots. She finally found them.

Yukon’s Hammerhead Pro HD was the only logical choice for tackling Vermont’s famous Lincoln Gap Road

Are your skis the best tool for the season you want, or the season you have? An impassioned argument for thin-waisted planks.

The magnetic MFI system keeps your face covered without fogging up

We’ve been testing skis for decades. These are our all-time favorites for groomers, backcountry bowls, and everything in between.

And here’s how you can do it yourself at home, step-by-step

How to stay fueled and warm on the slopes without looking like a total nerd

It’s 2021. Let’s retire the cringeworthy label already.

For a small weight penalty, the new system offers tech-pin efficiency and pro-level descending. Outside spent the past 11 months testing it.

A simple mechanism makes Julbo's Aerospace goggles effective and easy to use

This pair has been my favorite for seven years and hundreds of ski days

MountainFlow Eco-Wax scored thousands of dollars from a powder-slaying investor on the reality-TV show

Pro skiers Chris Rubens and Greg Hill show us how to use safety gear for backcountry skiing

Light and strong have long been the holy grail of ski-design qualities—but have we taken them too far?

It feels like you're wearing a pile of sleeping puppies, and the puppies are all dreaming about lambs

Interested in getting into the backcountry this winter? What gear will you need? Pro skiers Mike Douglas and Stan Ray go over the options.

Base lodge closed? No problem. Turn your car into a private post-ski lounge.

Here's what you need to know if you're in the market to buy this season

Need to know what to wear for backcountry outings this winter? Pro skiers Drew Petersen and Mali Noyes walk us through it.

Pro skiers Drew Petersen and Mali Noyes give a crash course in common touring gear

Know the risks, the terrain, and the gear you need before your maiden voyage into the backcountry

These are the items on my gift list that will help my family make the most of the winter…

Getting outdoors in the winter doesn't have to be miserable. Here, musher Blair Braverman shares her top ten tips for keeping cozy in frigid temperatures.

On skinny skis, access to socially distant outdoors time is easy. But picking out the right gear isn't.

When it comes to big purchases like skis and bikes, many of us are punching above or below our weight. Psychology helps explain why.

Now through November 22, save up to 30 percent on gear and apparel at Moosejaw’s Anniversary Sale. Here’s what we’re eyeing.

This film showcases the newest addition to WNDR Alpine's lineup, the Vital 100

Skiers are claiming that there are issues with Pieps DSP backcountry safety devices

Dialed and ready for big loads, these bags will help you keep the pace

This season's best boards charge hard, but they're a blast at all speeds

Maximize your child’s winter fun this season

Fast tint shifts, seamless lens changes, and better antifog technology mean you can focus on your line

Speed demons, air addicts, and powder hounds, meet your matches

The right combination of power, finesse, and comfort

This season’s best for climbing up and ripping back down

Coats for every adventure, from sunny singletrack to frigid summits

Versatile lids that keep your noggin safe, inbounds and out

Sussing out the best new skis meant four straight days of shredding. Here's some of what we wore to stay warm, safe, and comfortable.

In February, our team of testers headed to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to try out new skis from every major brand in the industry

Four days. Eighteen testers. More than 150 pairs of skis.

Last week the snow-sports world was arguing over whether or not chairlifts should be running during the coronavirus crisis. Now it's donating goggles to hospitals in need.

Ensure your winter gloves last as long as possible with a little TLC

When things go wrong on a ski tour, this is what you should have in your pack