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In March, our team of testers headed to Sun Valley, Idaho, to test out over 150 pairs of skis from every major brand in the industry

From shredding powder to climbing ice, these top packs keep your gear secure and dry

From insulated pants to no-nonsense bibs, we have the rugged bottoms you’re looking for right here

Six testers spent three months checking out the coolest new airbag tech to hit the market. Spoiler: it lives up to the hype.

Having the proper equipment is the best way to stay prepared in an emergency—and to help you prevent one

We can’t guarantee you’ll ride just like Barrett Christy, but this snowboard might get you a little bit closer

Rock’n’roll-ready boots, bindings, and more

After record- and internet-breaking lift lines plagued resorts nationwide last winter, the splitboard has never looked sexier

From freestyle to freeride, these snowboards put fun first

From lightweight racers to all-day trekkers to deep-powder plowers, there’s something for everyone

These skis make tackling firm snow and narrower trails a heck of a lot easier

Introducing this year's crop of SKI Test category winners. Chances are, they'll be at the top of your list, too.

With this boot, advanced and expert skiers with a wider foot no longer have to sacrifice performance for fit

A high-performance boot for advanced skiers with narrow feet

This high performance ski boot is for those who refuse to sacrifice control for comfort

If you liked the Salomon S/Max, wait till you step into this new boot

We rallied 441 testers and 1,300 products across every category of winter gear. After more than 7,500 miles and 830,000 vertical feet, we landed on 500 pieces that stood out for skiing, snowboarding, running, climbing, hiking, and more.

These new alpine, hybrid, and touring bindings come packed with exciting new features

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

Finally, an Enforcer designed to adventure beyond the ropes

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

The Ranger 96 is an approachable and fun do-it-all ski

A bomber all-mountain ski tailor-made for hard-chargers

This ski is one of the best in class when it comes to balancing performance and approachability

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

These skis let you bring the playfulness of your resort skiing to the backcountry

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

A slight change in construction makes the new Kendo 88 more accessible and more fun

Looking for a jack-of-all-trades in the backcountry? Look no further

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

A ski for those who want an all-mountain ski, but don’t want to sacrifice the ability to carve

Testers once again designated the Enforcer 100 as the benchmark ski of the all-mountain category

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

This forgiving and energetic all-mountain ski is ideal for those looking to gain confidence off the groomed

A beer-league racing ski for those ex-racer types out there

If you gravitate towards quick and playful skis that can still hold their own when the going gets tough, check out this little number

A wide all-mountain ski for the more playful skiers out there

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

If you’re looking for a a no-nonsense frontside ski that excels in crud, look no further

It’s like the Enforcer, but way more fun

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

These playful planks were designed for skiers of the mountain west

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

This year’s most forgiving powder ski is also a ton of fun

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 year’s best wide all-mountain ski is a tried and true performer

Looking for goggs with magnetic lens change systems, UV protection, and color-boosting contrast? Look no further.

If speed is your friend, this ski belongs in your quiver

If you like to carve even when you have wide planks underfoot, this is your ski

For soft snow and deep days, reach for these playful planks

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

We put 26 all-mountain wide skis to the test. These 14 are the best of the best.

Looking for the perfect backcountry ski for deep days and big missions? Start here.

A ski made for the playful pow slasher

If you’re a dedicated resort skier looking for ski boots that are all about downhill performance, start here

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

Don’t bother checking the snow report—these skis always deliver, no matter the conditions

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

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

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

Wait until you feel the design upgrades to this best-seller

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

This year’s most exciting new backcountry ski charges like a downhill ski

The best powder ski of the year will make an all-time day even more all-time

Whether you’re looking for a dedicated lightweight alpine touring boot or a hybrid boot to take on the resort and the backcountry, you’ll find something that fits the bill right here

It’s hard to find a wide all-mountain ski that’s this stable at speed

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 powder ski with a versatile waist width to tackle the snow you get instead of the snow you want

A quick whip for all-mountain adventures in tight terrain

These wide, rockered planks designed for the deepest days of the year will do more than float—they fly

A backcountry stick for those who gravitate towards directional skis

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

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