The 2024 Winter Gear Guide

We tested more than 300 products to help you separate the best from the rest

Editor's Letter

Fellow skiers, it is time. Don’t let the calendar or the persistent heat waves fool you. Flakes are already flying in the Rockies, and that means only one thing: ski season is coming. The lifts may not be spinning yet, but those who make a habit of lining up for first chair and rope drops know that if you show up when things are opening, you’re already late to the party. And so, at the crack of September, we present you with the 2024 Winter Gear Guide. We’ve got ski reviews, boot reviews, and even more coming your way throughout the fall (so be sure to come back and check out this page throughout the season)—all the fruits of a full season of gear testing by our dedicated gear nerds. If you’re in the market for a new pair of sticks, boots that actually fit your feet, or a kit to protect you when the snow starts blowing sideways, you’ve come to the right place.

The Best Skis of 2024

We tested more than 100 pairs of skis. These are the top 10 of this year’s crop.

Carving Skis

Frontside Skis

All-Mountain Skis

All-Mountain Wide Skis

Powder Skis

Backcountry Skis

Ski Boots & Bindings