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

Marker Griffon 13 Binding

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Pretty horrible option for the price. Not durable, low elasticity, very high stack. Plastic. A beginner would like this binding. I am not really sure why you would ever consider buying this binding.   1st, for a 12 din binding the elasticity of the spring is very low, which means they pre-release way too often. 2nd, the binding is mostly of plastic construction, which means that it will not hold up very well over the course of its somewhat shortened lifetime. 3rd it is a bulky binding that raises… Full review

POC Lobes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are the best goggles. They don't fog up easily. The lens is easily removable. The frameless design has inspired a lot of copy cats. The peripheral vision on them is HUGE. They are very durable. I had a pair with a defective lens and POC sent me a new lens for free. Great customer service. Very unique, most people don't have these and they look awesome!! I used to be an Oakley snob. I owned 5 pairs of crowbars. But I just like these so much better. The optics seem on-par, but these offer a… Full review

Atomic Blog

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I was using these as my touring ski for a while. They would have been cool 6 years ago, but now they are just kind of... lame. I was using these as my touring ski for a while. They would have been cool 6 years ago, but now they are just kind of... lame.  Don't get me wrong.. they are very easy to ski. If this is going to be your first powder ski, you will probably love them. If you weigh under 150 lbs you will probably love them. If you don't ski very fast, you will probably love them. If you will… Full review

Atomic Tracker 16

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds. Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get jammed up as easily. Can switch in a breeze.   I used to use the Marker Duke, but I like these much better. Of course, these are FAR from a lightweight touring binding. These FEEL lower on the ski than the Duke, and seem to feel lighter. They also don't get sloppy after 3 months of using them. I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these… Full review

Salomon Guardian WTR 16

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds. Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get jammed up as easily. Can switch in a breeze.   I used to use the Marker Duke, but I like these much better. Of course, these are FAR from a lightweight touring binding. These FEEL lower on the ski than the Duke, and seem to feel lighter. They also don't get sloppy after 3 months of using them. I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these… Full review

Kahtoola Microspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars The Microspikes are incredibly handy, easy to put on and take off. When they are on the snow, ice, scree are no problem nor do they slow down your hike. I never had a pair of track shoes or spikes, so I didn't know what to expect. I knew I had to get something because with only my hiking shoes on hard snow and ice I was sliding and falling. I had no traction nor was I having a good time on winter hikes. Even hiking in scree I had traction problems. Several hikers I was with suggested getting traction… Full review

Rossignol SOUL 7

rated 5 of 5 stars Does nearly everything brilliantly. There was a time when I took three pairs of skis with me to the mountains: piste, powder, and touring skis. Each was ideal for their niches, and I really couldn't imagine a day when one ski could do all three. Although I have tested far from every type of ski, the Soul 7 just nails it for me. A terrific carving ski, even/especially on boilerplate pistes, just a dream in powder, crud, breakable crust, and good for touring. If it fails to fit the 'one size fits… Full review