Atomic Waymaker 100 W
Black Diamond Factor MX 130
Tecnica Cochise 120
Dalbello Krypton Lupo S.P.
Dynafit The Vulcan
Fischer Vacuum Ranger 11
Full Tilt Seth
Lange XT 130
Nordica Patron Pro
Salomon Quest Max BC 120
Scarpa Freedom SL WMN
K2 Pinnacle
Rossignol All Track Pro 130

This Season’s Best Boots

Reviews to help you find your most important piece of gear

After locking down that season pass, no other skiing purchase is as crucial as boots. Catering to the surge in backcountry skiing, most high-performance boots now allow for uphill mobility (walk/ski modes, rubberized traction, and the option for touring soles) while being packaged in an uncompromising shell for the descent. The hard part is that there have never been more options to choose from. To aid your decision-making, we sent the industry’s top freeride boots to six skiers—guys and gals—who beat them up over the course of the season. –Matt Hansen

Click over to the Buyer’s Guide to browse the complete Skier’s Choice selection of boots, skis, and bindings. Find something you like? Just click the link to Backcountry.com and in a matter of days, your gear will arrive to your doorstep.