When it snows, it’s time to don skis, snowboards, and snowshoes for winter backcountry excursions. Whether you’re searching for an AT, Tele, or Nordic ski setup; snowshoes to run or walk in; or crampons and traction for snowy treks, we’ll help you locate the correct winter gear and accessories like poles, skins, and helmets to keep you going throughout the season.
Regardless of your mode of transport, do not forget your avalanche safety class, beacon, and shovel.
See below our best recommendations for each product category for ski, snowboard, and snowshoe equipment. Or, peruse independent equipment evaluations and ratings written by actual skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, and winter hikers to pick reliable, field-tested gear for your next snow journey.