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Skiing Magazine's 2008-09 All-Mountain Backcountry Skis (Women's)

You may be the only girl in your group of backcountry skiers. But that doesn't mean you need to buy AT or telemark boards designed for him.

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Skiing Magazine's 2008-09 Big-Mountain Backcountry Skis (Women's)

You may be the only girl in your group of backcountry skiers. But that doesn't mean you need to buy AT or telemark boards designed for him.

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Skiing Magazine's 2008-09 Big-Mountain Backcountry Skis

You huck cliffs, ski thigh-deep powder, charge crud, and go on long out-of-bounds tours. Whether you're on alpine-touring or telemark bindings, these skis have you covered.

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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.

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Skiing Magazine's All-Mountain Twin Tips Skis (Unisex)

You hit the park but only after the pow is tracked. So you need a ski that won't let you down on rails but can handle the rest of the mountain. These are for you.

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Skiing Magazine: September 2008

Find everything from the September issue here: the 2009 Gear Guide, Avy stats, Cat-skiing, Get Schooled, and more.