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In our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide, Tecnica’s Mach1 was our top choice alpine ski boot for women. The battery-powered heated liner will help keep your feet toasty, while the boot’s performance still earns high marks. Our testers praised its “drive and precision in deep snow and on groomers.”…

Whether you're staying in a bare-bones A-frame or a decked-out Airbnb, these carry-on-friendly additions will turn any ski cabin into a cozy winter getaway

When it’s time to pack for a ski trip, our gear testers opt for the Boot Cube because it keeps their gear organized and compact. The Cube has built-in ventilation holes to let your boots air out and dry after a long day on the slopes. The front and…

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.”…

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…

The answer depends on your skill level, your feet, and your body type

You can't walk in them, but you can fly in them

Sole is known for its heat-moldable footbeds, but for the Performance, the company collaborated with pro skier Chris Davenport to create a slim insert that provides support without added cushion. It has Polygiene odor-control technology in a moisture-wicking top sheet and a 100 percent recycled-cork base. The footbed promotes natural…

With the ski season in full swing, our resident boot expert is here with some tips for choosing the right pair of ski boots. 

If the shoe fits, ski in it

The season’s backcountry boots demand to be pushed to the limit

Comfort and performance in a lightweight package

The all-mountain touring boot is the most innovative ski boot of the year

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