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

Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure

rated 5 of 5 stars Purchased a family set of snowshoes to use over spring break. Customer service was impeccable and personable, shipping was very fast, and product is excellent! Thank you! Full review

MSR Men's Lightning Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars Rugged snowshoes that you'll forget you're even wearing due to their light weight. Three-strap bindings keep them securely on your feet, and the 360 Degree Traction frame and toothed crossbars keep you securely on the ground. Even the most hardcore people—which I certainly am not!—take it easier sometimes, and that's what MSR Lightning Trail snowshoes are for. When you're not doing prolonged ascents in the mountains the extra weight of heel lifters and a more beefy frame is just that—extra… Full review

Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure

rated 5 of 5 stars Best experience ever! Bought a family set and am completely satisfied with the whole experience ordering to arrival! I contacted the company by email and received a response in minutes. They simplified what I would need for my family first starting out, and received more then we would of ever expected. Service, product, price and delivery all amazing! We received four pairs of snowshoes, poles, and carrying bags for an amazing price. They arrived just in time to surprise my family for a March break… Full review

G3 Expedition Skin

rated 3 of 5 stars Decent traction but a bit less glide than other brands. Tip metal loops need RIVETING to stay attached! Tail clips are fine. My G3 Expedition skins are 10 years old but still work OK even though getting worn down a bit and needing seasonal re-applications of glue. My gripe is that the metal loops (which must be sized for your wide or narrow ski tips) tend to let go when the self-glued skin that doubles back to hold them lets go. I had to rivet my loops in place. Newer style "tip pockets" may be… Full review

Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure

rated 5 of 5 stars My wife and I bought the shoes from BigFoot, and we were amazed at how they functioned. My wife had been snowshoeing previously and was impressed with the ease that the snowshoes functioned. The people at Bigfoot Snowshoes took really good care of my wife and I. They had a Valentine's Day special. My wife's and my 32nd anniversary was this year. We love to hike, and we wanted to try and see if snowshoeing was a good activity for us in the winter, so I wanted to buy her snowshoes for us. Well, I… Full review

Yaktrax Pro

rated 1 of 5 stars They are awful and I was more scared with them on walking on ice and snow, than with them off. They are made durable, and they are worth the price. However walking in a non-ice or non-snow sidewalk and street can do damage to your walking, and it is highly not recommended. Full review

Alpina Women's BC 1550

rated 2 of 5 stars Warm boot, but the toe box collapsed putting pressure on the top of my right toes at each stride. I am currently shopping for a new boot due to the discomfort of these boots in the toe area. Full review