Skis and Snowshoes
When the snow falls, it’s time to strap on skis, snowboards, and snowshoes for your winter backcountry adventures. Whether you’re looking for an AT, Tele, or Nordic ski setup; a splitboard; snowshoes to run or hike in, or crampons and traction for icy hikes, we’ll help you find the right winter gear and accessories like poles, skins, and helmets to keep you moving all winter long.
Regardless of how you travel, don’t forget the avalanche safety class, along with your beacon, probe, and shovel.
See our top ski, ride, and snowshoe gear picks in any product category below. Or browse independent equipment reviews and ratings by real skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, and winter hikers to select appropriate, dependable, field-tested gear for your next snow trek.
Recent Ski/Snowshoe Product Reviews
Great ski! Great all mountain ski. Used them three days so far on both hard pack and powder. Very happy. Have them equipped with Marker Griffon bindings by recommendation and couldn't be happier! Full review
Marker Griffon 13 Binding
I have these binding on my Volkl Mantras and I've also read many reviews that these are excellent! Will write more later, but I needed to put up something. Don't take my word, do research: these are some of the BEST out there! For a guy 165 lbs the max din is not an issue. If you're a bigger person buy a higher din binding, don't put this one down! Full review
Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure
Terrific customer service. Quick delivery! I ordered this set three days ago, and they showed up yesterday! I had one part of my pole that didn't lock properly, so I emailed the company, and within minutes I was emailed back about how to just tighten a screw to fix my problem. Well, I haven't got to use them yet, due to lack of snow. But so far my hubby and I are in love! Built really sturdy, and there were certainly no corners cut! All rivets are tight and the quality of the material is very good. Full review
Kako IceTrekkers Diamond Grip
These work great on ice and I don't know how I got along without them for walking the dog before two winters ago. They have a "limited slip" character. For the money they should have lasted longer than two years. Last year, the third year, the cables rusted out and I kept losing the beads before I could make temporary repairs. The rubber part exceeded my expectations by lasting longer than the steel and snuggly keeping the Trekkers in place. Full review
They work for light duty or maybe packed trails. I've had two pairs. Hiking where snow was deep, then shallow, then deep, etc, I lost one. I called the company and they sent me another pair! [I had to return the one I had first]. I found one on a trail and then lost one of mine again! They slip off a big boot. I gave the remaining pair away. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to use them around town and they do slip on easy, but I wouldn't use them in the outdoors again and they aren't the only brand… Full review
Scarpa Terminator X
Have had to replace the boot twice as the bellows cracked within one season of skiing. Would avoid this boot for that reason. Comfortable, relatively soft NTN boot. Used for backcountry, resort skiing, and teleboard work. Fine except both bellows cracked within one season. Scarpa graciously replaced the boots, but the second pair also cracked in one season. I am not a burly skier (165 lbs) and have never before had a bellows fail. Would not recommend. Full review
Lovely skis! Really like them!! Sadly I need to buy new skis this year, but will definitely buy Atomic skis! I love skiing. Full review