The annual SnowSports Industries America trade show is in full thrall in Denver this week. Like last year, the show featured fewer snowboards and more skis and boots designed for backcountry access. That said, even the in-bounds-focused gear has picked up lessons from side/backcountry tech and is going lighter weight without losing the stiffness you need to shred stiff or even icy snow. Here are our picks for the coolest new skis and boots. Note that the vast majority debut this coming fall, although we’ve sprinkled in a few favorite exceptions on the market already.
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