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Backcountry Skis

The Best Backcountry Skis of 2014

The Best Backcountry Skis of 2014

Rossignol’s honeycombed tip and tail shed mass where it’s vital—away from your body. As a result, it’s effortless to throw the Soul 7 sideways in the trees or whenever you need to scrub speed.

Carbon Megawatt

Carbon Megawatt

Black Diamond's new Carbon Megawatt is light enough for touring and fat enough to float atop soft snow.

What should I spend on good randonee gear?

What should I spend on good randonee gear?

I'm heading into the backcountry this winter after years of in-bounds skiing, and I need a randonee set up. How much should I plan to spend? And will I notice a big difference between randonee boots and skis, and my race boots and all-mountain skis?

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