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We spent two months testing 25 tops and bottoms. These are the best.

We tested more than 70 items to find the most effective pieces to keep you warm and dry on the run this winter

From herding to hammering, this rough and tumble gear is just as capable as you

We spent two months testing 46 products. These are the best.

We asked 58 testers to put 99 puffies through their paces. These are the best.

Farmers aren’t supposed to get emotionally attached to their livestock. But when you suddenly find yourself caring for two newborn sheep, these things happen.

Spoiler alert: It’s not because you’re a wuss.

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

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

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

No women’s powder ski list would be complete without this perennial favorite

This wider all-mountain ski can cut through crud and carve up groomers

This ski didn’t steal the show again this year, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better crud ski

This year’s Most Improved award goes to this energetic and fun ski

These playful planks were designed for skiers of the mountain west

These traditional women's downhill ski boots are built for ladies who charge the resort

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

Featuring a slim waist and lightweight construction, this backcountry ski is for those who need quick sticks to tackle big, technical terrain

Our favorite backcountry skis of the year aren’t just lightweight skis that power up the skintrack. They’re bonafide downhill performers.

If you’re a carver girl at heart but need something a little wider underfoot, the Ripstick 94 W is your compromise

An easy-skiing option for all levels, especially newer or casual skiers

This easy-going ride will follow you wherever you go, as long as it’s on edge

We give you the most versatile and responsive wide all-mountain ride of the year

With a more moderate waist, this is the ski for East Coast pow hounds and those of us who live in reality

This powder ski for ladies is as playful as it is pretty

If you gravitate towards a damp, stiff ski for backcountry adventures, this is your stick

Introducing the top-rated women’s all-mountain ski of the year

A beefy ski with stability and power for strong intermediates and up

If you’re looking for an all-mountain ski to do it all, and do it all really well, this is your ticket to ride

A quick whip for all-mountain adventures in tight terrain

This year’s chart-topping wide all-mountain ski for ladies lives for soft snow and crud

This new powder ski from Faction is for hard-chargers who don’t shy away from the steep and deep

From early season laps to encouraging ladies to get comfortable on edge, these frontside tools with slimmer waists take skiing back to the fundamentals

This tough bird won’t let you down when the pow turns to crud

The best women’s powder ski of the year is one heck of a fun ride

If you’re an expert ripper looking for a ski that can keep up with you in the deep stuff, this is your ski

This perennial favorite didn’t win any awards this year, but testers still love it for its backbone and dependability

This year’s most playful wide all-mountain ski also eats crud for breakfast

If you’re looking for an all-mountain ski that can also carve up a storm, look no further

A dialed groomer ski that excels in short to medium turns

This accessible all-mountain tool for ladies earned high marks in versatility and quickness

The runner-up in the women’s all-mountain category is a universal crowd pleaser

A true frontside ski made for all levels of skiers to improve their carving prowess

A no-nonsense ski for ladies who don’t shy away from big mountain lines

It’s not the lightest backcountry option out there, but if you’re plowing through backcountry crud, this is the ski you want underfoot

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

If you like playful powder planks (who doesn’t), check out this energetic ski

A ski that likes to stay on-piste for skiers who like to do the same

Super-stable planks for strong skiers who know how to steer a ski

The runner-up in the women’s powder category is a force to be reckoned with

Featuring tech inserts, rubber soles, and hike-modes with plenty of range of motion, these boots make short work of long, uphill slogs

Truly a ski for everyone, in all conditions, wherever you ski

These skis are party in the front, business underfoot, and designed to charge the whole mountain

It’s not a backcountry powder plank, but it sure is quick in steep, technical terrain

Not just for carving, this all-mountain ski can do it all

This quick and reliable backcountry ski for ladies gets the job done on all but the deepest of days

A lightweight free-touring ski with a moderate waist, the Escaper W 97 Nano is a versatile backcountry ski for ladies who charge no matter the conditions

We challenge you to find a more playful and responsive backcountry ski than this

This year’s category winner makes everyone who skis it feel like a star

A tried and true favorite that delivers in crud

This ski was voted the most playful ski among this year’s crop of women’s all-mountain skis

The greatest of all time may not hold the lead until the final stage. But she’s loving every minute in the yellow jersey.

This featherlight racerback doesn’t sacrifice support

We adore these easy breezy on-the-road pieces

There’s a lot more to these bottoms than meets the eye

Focus on your session—not your clothes

Don’t be afraid to sweat it out in these running pieces

The best comfort and performance for all levels of activity

Pants made by—and for—plus-size female hikers

Amy McCulloch went to the Himalayas looking for adventure. She came back with an idea for an epic novel.

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