We returned to Mt. Bachelor, Ore., last spring and called in the pros from America's Best Bootfitters and Masterfit University—the guys who teach bootfitters how to fit boots—to help us evaluate the 2012 offerings.
High-end boots that don't hurt. Skis that explode paradigms. Deeper forays into the sidecountry. Innovations abound in 2012. Here are the products to keep your eye on—some groundbreaking, some just fun.