2023 Winter Gear Guide


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The e-Titan is a groomer ski with a one-track mind: to slice and dice hardpack

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

This year’s No. 1 frontside ski has no true weakness

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 year’s No. 2 ski is a wider waisted frontside ski that can crush groomers as well as the crud

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

When it’s soft and light in the backcountry, reach for these playful planks

Allow us to introduce you to this stealthy backcountry player

These playful sticks are down to show you a good time all over the mountain

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

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

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

Want an all-mountain ski that can rail off-piste like it rails on groomers? Here you go.

Only advanced and expert skiers need apply to this pow ski with Titanal

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

This Sender is all-new, and it’s a crowd pleaser

Ten testers covered 965 miles to narrow down the best gear for skate and classic skiing

It’s got race heritage, but it’s much more accessible than you’d think

A dialed groomer ski that excels in short to medium turns

A ski made for the technical backcountry lines of the Rockies

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 powder ski that floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee

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

An approachable frontside ski perfect for groomer rippers who aren't afraid to play off-piste on the same ski

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

If it’s deep, this ski will float your boat

If you’re looking for a confidence-inspiring teaching tool to help you level up, give this ski a try

According to seasoned ski gear testers, these are the most functional and comfortable brain buckets of the year

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

It’s built for deep snow, but you’d be surprised by its versatility

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

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

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

This ski offers an impressive balance between flotation and power

This new addition to the all-mountain category impressed with its balance of skills

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

These narrower sticks may have a penchant for carving, but they also like to play in the bumps

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

We had ten testers with 96 Birkie finishes help us identify the top-performing skate and classic skis for all disciplines and ability levels

Allow us to introduce you to this scrappy brand and its supremely fun all-mountain ski

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

Glen Plake’s first ever signature model is a backcountry tool that skis like Glen Pake

This fast and light backcountry ski doesn’t skimp on downhill performance

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

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