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.
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.