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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Last March, Skiing Magazine’s 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.

All-Mountain Skis
>>>Unisex
>>>Women’s

Big-Mountain Skis
>>>Unisex
>>>Women’s

Boots and Bindings
>>>AT Boots(Women’s and Unisex)
>>>Tele Boots(Women’s and Unisex)
>>>Bindings (AT and Tele)

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