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6 Ski Boots Our Editors Love

From hard-charging alpine to AT and tele boots, here are some our editors have on their wish lists.

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These beauties are female friendly but will make me feel burley as all get out. And they are multi-dimensional boots that are just as responsive…

These beauties are female friendly but will make me feel burley as all get out. And they are multi-dimensional boots that are just as responsive uphill as they are downhill. Built with a removable tongue, an easily adjustable walk-mode, and let’s not overlook the fabulousness of this fresh color scheme. [$800, dynafit.com] — Jessi Hackett, Skiing Magazine contributing editor

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Some people like to coax performance out of a mushy, comfortable boot. I'm not one of those people. I would rather start with a precise, reactive…

Some people like to coax performance out of a mushy, comfortable boot. I’m not one of those people. I would rather start with a precise, reactive boot capable of unbroken power transmission, and then tweak the fit with a bootfitter until it’s all-day comfortable. Fortunately, the Patron Pro fit me great right out of the box when I tried it last winter. This year, it’s on my list. [$700; nordicausa.com] — Sam Bass, Skiing Magazine editor-in-chief

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It has everything I look for in a boot: Comfort and skiability. Oh, and check out the fluffy calf cradler. [$599, salomon.com] — Sam Berman, Skiing…

It has everything I look for in a boot: Comfort and skiability. Oh, and check out the fluffy calf cradler. [$599, salomon.com] — Sam Berman, Skiing Magazine contributing editor

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The skiability of an alpine boot with the features of a touring boot is a delicate balance that Scarpa nailed. The boots are light enough and have…

The skiability of an alpine boot with the features of a touring boot is a delicate balance that Scarpa nailed. The boots are light enough and have great cuff range to tour in, but they are stiff enough on the descent to forget they’re AT boots with swappable DIN/tech soles. And while I don’t foresee them being my go-to touring boot, knowing I efficiently could do some uphill laps is enough for me. [$769, scarpa.com] — Ryan Dionne, Skiing Magazine digital brand manager

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Not only is this boot lightweight and comfortable but it's impressively strong on the descent. [$750, dynafit.com] — Keri Bascetta, Skiing Magazine…

Not only is this boot lightweight and comfortable but it’s impressively strong on the descent. [$750, dynafit.com] — Keri Bascetta, Skiing Magazine photo editor

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After a season-long hiatus, I’m returning to habitual knee bending. I missed tele skiing. It is, unequivocally, the most refined way to descend a…

After a season-long hiatus, I’m returning to habitual knee bending. I missed tele skiing. It is, unequivocally, the most refined way to descend a snow-covered mountain. But I’m going to modernize my quiver to the step-in, active flex, NTN system by Rottafella. To pair with the new bindings, I’m looking at the Scarpa TX Comp boot. The TX Comp is the burliest NTN boot on the market. It can drive big skis and set a solid edge. My foot has always found a happy home in a Scarpa tele boot. Why would I mess with that? [$699, scarpa.com] — Kevin Luby, Skiing Magazine senior editor