Skier's Choice - Boots
After locking down that season pass, no other skiing purchase is as crucial as boots. Catering to the surge in backcountry skiing, most high-performance boots now allow for uphill mobility (walk/ski modes, rubberized traction, and the option for touring soles) while being packaged in an uncompromising shell for the descent. The hard part is that there have never been more options to choose from. To aid your decision-making, we sent the industry’s top freeride boots to six skiers, who beat them up over the course of the season. Their favorites are reviewed here.