More than any other piece of gear, the right boot can mean the difference between merely making it through the day or taking your turns-and enjoyment-to a new level. But which boot to buy? That's where our testers come in. After a week in Vail trying models from every manufacturer, they've discerned the nuances and weeded out the losers. Here are the 36 best boots of 2002-03. Find one that fits your foot and suits your style-then see how far you can go.
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