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Boot Test 2003: Buckle Up and Ski


A boot can be your best friend on the hill—or your worst enemy. Let us steer you to your sole-mate.

Boot Test 2003: How We Test Boots


Pause for a moment, next time you're atop the Wildwood Express, and look around. From our boot-test headquarters in the Wildwood Smokehouse, two miles high, the view in all directions is stunning. At our feet lay an unlimited choice of terrain, and on day two, 10 inches of spring powder made for perfect Freeride testing. How could it be any better? Two words: Free lunch.

Boot Test 2003 Roster


The 2003 Boot Test roster.

Boot Test Team Roster


A roster of the SKI Magazine boot test team.

Gear of the Year


Among all the gold medal-winners, there are always a few products that testers and editors most admire. Here are the best of the tests-four stars that shine brighter than the rest-and they just might make you a better skier.

Finding a Good Boot Fitter


Bad boot fits are like bad marriages. Experts estimate that nearly 80 percent off all bad fits could be avoided if skiers and snowboarders started out with a better match.

Booting Up


These backshop inventors produced a trio of impressive performance-enhancing boot accessories.

SKIING's Boot Testers


Here are the folks behind the boot test: the testers. Here, also, are their stories.

Gear: Going Soft


How easy-flexing boots settled my inner conflict and made me happy.

Miller to Miss Saturday Downhill


Bode Miller will miss his first World Cup race in almost four years when he skips this weekend's downhill and super-G.

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