Backcountry Ski Boots

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

In this year’s alpine touring ski boot test, the Celeste III became a favorite because of its roomier lower portion of the shell and the cuff. “The Celeste performs more like a ski-mountaineering boot than a four-buckle powerhouse,” we wrote. Plus, the boot has a 60-degree range of motion…

Unlike Salomon’s earlier boot, the MTN Lab, the updated Salomon S/Lab MTN has Custom Shell HD technology making it heat moldable to accommodate your foot specifically. When we tested this boot for our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide, our testers said “it skied like a boot with twice the buckles.”…

Go fast and light up the mountain and enjoy the comfort of the Gea’s on your way down. Each boot weighs just over two-pounds and the front tongue is designed to open up wide for easy entry. Plus the integrated ski/walk mechanism makes it easy to go from climbing to…

One of the most popular AT boots of the year, the Maestrale RS is built on a wide, 101mm last for super comfort on the ascent. The shell is made from Grilamid, a lightweight plastic that’s reinforced with carbon fiber for increased rigidity without extra weight. The entire cuff is…

Backcountry boots are stiffer and more powerful than ever.

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The race is on to create the perfect beyond-the-ropes setup.

The five products we’re most excited about this year

We tested the Canadian company's new backcountry ski boot and avalanche airbag for a week in B.C. Here's what we learned.

On Monday, we got a sneak peek of the two new backcountry products at the company's Canadian headquarters

For years, I used to test how far I could go on day trips without eating. I don’t know if it was some unexplainable machismo or just laziness, but that mindset changed about six months ago. I’d gone on a four-hour run with an empty stomach and no food in…

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