Recycle Your Gear: What To Do With Old Junk

You may not get new skis every year, but you probably have some old junkers clogging up the garage. Check out the best ways to recycle all your old gear, including boots, poles, and everything else that’s probably too scary to ski on now.


Skiing Magazine's 2008-09 Backcountry Gear Guide

Last March, our two dozen testers hammered laps on Crested Butte’s bony steeps for two days, filling out evaluation cards after each run. The results are listed here. “AT” means the gear was reviewed by alpine-touring skiers. “Tele” means tested by telemark skiers. Some skis were tested by both groups. Our goal: to help you find your perfect backcountry setup.