Skiing Magazine's 2009 Gear Guide

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Decide which category of skis and boots is right for you from the list below, and then delve into gear heaven.

All-Mountain Expert Skis

A pair of these versatile boards should be at the core of your quiver. They’re ready to handle most conditions, most of the time. Are you?

Unisex

Women’s

Big-Mountain Expert Skis
You’ve heard it before: Fat skis work only in powder. And now you’ve heard this: It’s a bunch of crap. Big-mountain skis have become versatile sticks, ready for anything in the West.

Unisex

Women’s

Frontside Expert Skis
These are the season’s best carving skis. Easterners – or anyone who enjoys arcing face-flapping turns down groomers – look here.

Unisex

Women’s

Powder Specialty Skis
If you can legitimately use this ski for everyday skiing, you’re probably a heli guide. For the rest of us, these skis are reserved for two-foot dumps or more.

Unisex

All-Mountain Advanced Skis
You like to hit everything on the mountain, but you don’t want a ski that’ll overpower you. Look no further. These skis will go anywhere.

Unisex

Women’s

Frontside Advanced Skis
You aren’t an expert, but last season you linked a few perfectly carved turns. Now you wake up at night breathless from dreams of scribing clean parabolas down virgin corduroy. These will help.

Unisex

Women’s

All-Mountain Twin Tip Skis
You hit the park but only after the pow is tracked. So you need a ski that won’t let you down on rails but can handle the rest of the mountain. These are for you.

Unisex

Park-Specific Twin Tip Skis
These skis hold an edge in the pipe, ski solidly in reverse, and don’t act like sails when you leave the ground.

Unisex

Ultra-High Performance Boots
The stiffest, baddest boots readily available to non-World Cuppers.

Unisex

Frontside High Performance Boots
For expert or strong advanced-intermediate on-piste skiers.

Unisex

Freeride High Performance Boots
Precise, expert-level boots with freeride-specific tweaks.

Unisex

Women’s High Performance Boots
Frontside- and freeride-style boots for expert or strong advanced-intermediate female on-piste skiers.

Women’s