Ski Boots (For Him)Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130
If alpine touring is your style, then you should consider the latest Hawx. The company designed one of the most ultralight ski boots on the market, boasting a weight of about 50 ounces per boot, depending on your size. In addition, a 54” range of motion means the newest XTD will make uphill journeys easier than ever before. The boots can be heat molded using Atomic’s memory fit process.
Ski Boots (For Her)Rossignol Pure Pro Heat
Rossignol’s latest Pure Pro Heat ski boots are a 100 flex version of the Pure with a built-in Therm-ic electronic heating system in the liner. When the temperatures start to drop, she’ll thank you. Pair the boots with the app and you can control the heat setting using your phone. These all-mountain boots fit the bill for any advanced to expert women skier who likes to brave the coldest winter weather.
Skis (For Him)Volkl V.Werks Katana
Whether you crave big mountain powder or backcountry touring, Volkl’s V-Werks 2019 model remains one of the highest performing skis around. A full rocker and large radius sidecut make for a balanced combination of speed, stability, and maneuverability. Don’t let the thin contours dissuade you — the V-Werks are solid underfoot, boasting a central wood core ridge and full carbon jacket. Nordica Enforcer 110 If you’re looking for versatility, Nordica’s 2018-19 Enforcer 110 skis won’t disappoint. A long rockered tip combined with the 110 mm waist makes for smooth gliding through powder while also performing well on packed snow. These are designed for advanced skiers who frequently enjoy leaving the beaten path behind.
Skis (For Her)Rossignol Sky 7 HD
Combining the ability to tackle deep powder and steep moguls, Rossignol introduces the new 7-series, featuring the Air Tip 2.0. The fully-integrated 3D construction is lighter and stronger than ever before. Last year’s model won five different awards — and with improvements upon the same design, it’s safe to say the best keeps getting better. Volkl 100Eight Perfect for those heavy powder days, the Volkl 100Eight is a power packed model with a full rocker that will boost your confidence in all conditions. 3D Ridge technology makes for enhanced maneuverability and a moderate taper means easy handling both on and off piste. The addition of 3D glass and carbon stringers make for added grip, agility, and extended product lifespan.
Ski BindingsAtomic Shift MNC 13
The most advanced touring bindings to date, the Atomic Shift MNC 13 transforms from alpine to touring mode with the pull of a lever. It’s important to note that tech toe fittings are required for use in uphill mode. The Atomic Shift MNC 13 weighs in under 900 grams — which is pretty impressive for this kind of two-in-one package.
Ski PolesSalomon ALU S3
If you’re looking for a pair of adjustable backcountry ski poles, the new Salomon ALU S3 fits the bill — for an affordable price. Salomon combined an aluminum upper and lower shaft with the brand’s Easy Lock Adjustment System. These poles are adjustable from 110 cm to 135 cm.
Helmets (For Him)Giro Vue MIPS
The Giro Vue MIPS is essentially a helmet and goggles in one package —making for adequate protection from the elements with less “stuff” to keep track of. The Swedish Multi-directional Impact Protection System is becoming a standard safety measure out on the slopes, making this year the perfect time to get onboard.
Helmets (For Her)Giro Era MIPS
The 2018-19 Giro Era MIPS raises the bar on both safety and style. It’s an all-mountain choice that includes In-Mold construction, Giro’s In Form Fit System, and adjustable venting. This year features the biggest upgrades to the traditional Giro Era that we’ve seen in a while — and it won’t break the bank, either.