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While most people dream of an endless summer, our testers dream of an endless winter. Blizzard or squall, they are out testing the latest and greatest, in everything from skis, winter jackets, winter boots for women, goggles and much more. And of course, what would we be if we didn't cover helmets. Behind each side-by-side review are countless hours of testing, note-taking, analyzing performance…and of course powder days. Our team is committed to providing the world's best snow gear reviews to help you find the perfect item for your adventures.

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Best Winter Jackets of 2022

Best Winter Jackets of 2022

We put in the cold hours and the nitty-gritty research to bring you reliable recommendations. As it pertains to winter jackets, we have deep and broad experience with all sorts of winter...
Best Ski Jackets of 2022

Best Ski Jackets of 2022

Looking for the best ski jacket? We'd like to help! We researched the top models on the market before purchasing a selection of 17 to test and compare side by side.
Best Hardshell Jackets of 2022

Best Hardshell Jackets of 2022

There are a vast number of hardshell jackets available these days. We purchased the most promising and put them through side-by-side testing to find the best for winter conditions ranging...
Best Winter Boots for Women of 2022

Best Winter Boots for Women of 2022

Our expert winter testers took to the trails, streets, and snowbanks to test the market's top-rated winter boots. After over 8 years of seeking out the best options on the market and...
Best Walkie Talkies

Best Walkie Talkies

We put 9 radios to a head to head test after scouring all of the top models on the market. After 150+ hours of testing in the field and lab, we have found the best walkie talkies and...
Best Skis of 2022

Best Skis of 2022

To get you shredding down the mountains on the perfect sticks, we researched over 70 pairs before buying the top models on the market. Then we tested them side by side for months in a...
Best Skis for Women of 2022

Best Skis for Women of 2022

Let us take the headache out of searching for your new favorite skis. We lined up 13 of this year's best models side-by-side and skied them in all conditions over multiple months of testing.
Best Powder Skis

Best Powder Skis

Finding the perfect powder ski is a seemingly bottomless task. To find the best, we researched over 60 contenders and put the top performers through over 100 grueling hours of testing...
Best Snowboards

Best Snowboards

Everybody loves friendly competition. To find your perfect match, check out how our fleet of the best all-mountain boards on the market perform against each other.
Best All Mountain Snowboards for Women

Best All Mountain Snowboards for Women

Searching for the best women's all-mountain snowboard? We bought all the top snowboards and compared them head-to-head to help you find the perfect board for your riding style and budget.
Best Ski Boots of 2022

Best Ski Boots of 2022

Are you ready for a new men's ski boot? Our industry experts rigorously tested 9 of the top products of 2022 to bring you our favorite models for any ability and budget.
Best Ski Boots for Women of 2022

Best Ski Boots for Women of 2022

Need to find a boot that strikes the perfect balance of performance, fit, comfort, and customization? We tested seven of this year's best
Best Ski Socks of 2022

Best Ski Socks of 2022

Calling all ladies and gents seeking the best ski socks. Our testers virtually live on the slopes in the winter and have been testing the best socks on the market throughout the last...
Best Ski Pants of 2022

Best Ski Pants of 2022

We have done the work for you, swapping pants until we could generate the most authoritative comparisons possible. The result is a comprehensive assessment of the ski pants market. If...
Best Ski Pants for Women of 2022

Best Ski Pants for Women of 2022

With a plethora of women's ski and snowboard pants on the market, it can be overwhelming to decide which pair is right for you. But don't worry—we narrowed it down to the top 13 pairs...
Best Snow Grips

Best Snow Grips

Searching for some snow grips? Our experts selected 10 top models and compared them head-to-head to help you find the best product for your needs and budget.
Best Ski Helmets of 2022

Best Ski Helmets of 2022

Buying a new ski helmet can be an overwhelming decision, to say the least. There are so many options for so many different skiers. Our team
Best Ski Gloves for Women of 2022

Best Ski Gloves for Women of 2022

Are you a lady seeking an awesome ski glove or mitt this winter? We tested 13 of the best options. Practically living on the slopes, they have seen everything from...
Best Ski Gloves of 2022

Best Ski Gloves of 2022

With so many choices, it can be difficult to find the right pair. We hands-on test the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding
Best Ski Goggles of 2022

Best Ski Goggles of 2022

If you're still skiing in your warped and scratched goggles that should have been retired 10 years ago, this is a great time to explore the newest models available. We researched over 100...
Best Backcountry Skis of 2022

Best Backcountry Skis of 2022

We bring decades of experience to a test protocol that demands dozens of thousands of vertical feet on every backcountry ski we test. We've got authoritative conclusions that stand out as...
Best Backcountry Ski Boots of 2022

Best Backcountry Ski Boots of 2022

Our testing is thorough and we take pains to understand exactly how you are skiing, how you should be skiing, and what you need for all of that. The result is a comprehensive comparison of...
Best Backcountry Ski Poles of 2022

Best Backcountry Ski Poles of 2022

We purchased the top backcountry ski poles currently available and tested them head to head. Whether you are a backcountry skier or snowboarder, we have options that will work for your...
Best Backcountry Ski Bindings of 2022

Best Backcountry Ski Bindings of 2022

Our authoritative, thorough review of 15 backcountry ski binding models is communicated here with an educated eye toward not only what you want, but what you need. Those two things might...
Best Snowshoes of 2022

Best Snowshoes of 2022

Finding the best pair of snowshoes for your adventure from the ever-growing crop of choices can be worse than wallowing through three feet of fresh snow in tennis shoes. To help, we...
Best Snowshoes for Women of 2022

Best Snowshoes for Women of 2022

Searching for the perfect pair of women's snowshoes without hands-on testing can be difficult. That's why we have spent the last 5 years researching over 70 highly rated models for you...
Best Splitboard Bindings

Best Splitboard Bindings

What's the best splitboard binding of 2021? We evaluated the market and purchased the top 11, testing them side by side to find the best.
Best Splitboard Climbing Skins

Best Splitboard Climbing Skins

Our expert team purchased and extensively tested 7 models of skins side by side to sort out the distinctions in key metrics.
Best Avalanche Beacon of 2022

Best Avalanche Beacon of 2022

An avalanche beacon is an essential part of a backcountry ski kit. But which one is best for you? We purchased 14 of the top beacons available and put them to the test across several...
Best Avalanche Airbag of 2022

Best Avalanche Airbag of 2022

To find the best airbag packs, we researched over 48 models, and tested the top 6 for over three months in the backcountry. We selected packs that were lightweight, easy to travel with...
Best Ice Axes of 2022

Best Ice Axes of 2022

What's the best ice axe for mountaineering? We tested the best products and compared them head-to-head across a series of metrics, analyzing each one's performance.
Best Cargo Boxes of 2022

Best Cargo Boxes of 2022

Have more cargo than your car can carry? We bought the 11 best cargo boxes available today and tested them head-to-head to see which one is truly the best of the best.


Recent Gear Reviews in Snow Sports

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Hardshell Jackets - Men's

Patagonia Ascensionist Review

If you're looking for one hardshell to wear during all the activities winter has to offer, look no further. From resort skiing to ice climbing to a walk on a snowy day,
Atlas Helium Trail - Women's Review
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Snowshoes - Women's

Atlas Helium Trail - Women's Review

This snowshoe can take on most intermediate terrain with its lightweight composite decking, tempered steel toe crampon, and traction rails. It performs best on slight to heavily packed...
Elan Ripstick 94 W Review
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All Mountain Skis - Women's

Elan Ripstick 94 W Review

This ski stands out for its great price and awesome powder performance, but it easily could have taken home the honor for the most playful ski in the bunch.


Snow Sports Learning Center

How to Choose Men's All-Mountain Skis

How to Choose Men's All-Mountain Skis

There are a lot of skis on the market these days. They all seem to want to achieve the same purpose of sliding down the mountain, so why so many different shapes and sizes? How do you...
How to Choose the Right Ice Axe

How to Choose the Right Ice Axe

How do you choose an ice axe? Here are some key factors to consider when buying an ice axe for mountaineering. Length I often see people with ice axes that are too big for them. Somehow...

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