This is what you need to know about the essentials in the world of 2015 ski gear.The best hike-enabled boots combine AT tourability, alpine authority, and, yes, après comfort. That's why we give you 2014's top 21 all-mountain, adventure-focused ski boots for men and women.You don’t want a walk mode. You’re pretty good at walking in ski boots by now. That's why we bring you 2014's top 24 traditional all-mountain ski boots for men and women.Don’t call them race boots. But don’t expect them to be happy skidding around enjoying the view. Here are the top 8 technical boots we tested for the 2014-15 season.These skis are all-mountain multitools, capable wherever you happen to hammer. But they do have a penchant for being on edge, which means your groomers are about to get way more fun.Every avid Eastern (and Midwestern) skier knows that the snow’s a little harder there, the storms a little tougher to predict. So what? It builds character. And these are the skis that will be stoking their passion this season.These skis are your keys to everyday awesomeness: surfing pow, charging crud, carving on corduroy. They do, however, prefer to spend their time in soft snow (and we can’t say we blame ’em).Lucky you, living in ski paradise. If soft snow is your natural habitat, you’ll want a ski that thrives in the hip-deep but takes just as eagerly to everyday conditions.Powder days. So few each season, but we remember them—and relive them over beers—for the rest of our lives. Make the most out of them with skis that make the stuff easier and more memorable than ever before.Powder days are precious, and if you’re going to get in trouble with the boss for calling in sick, you’ll want to make them count. That’s what these skis do.
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