From specialty to freestyle, these skis are the future. For 2014-15, the focus for many brands has been to build lightweight touring skis utilizing carbon. Here’s a selection of this year’s best skis, boots, and bindings suited for climbing remote skin tracks and earning your turns, stamped with the Skier’s Choice seal of approval. For a broader selection of this year’s best gear, stop by the 2015 Buyer’s Guide or pick up a copy of our Buyer’s Guide magazine, on newsstands soon. Cover photo by Grant Gunderson.