Ski touring & backcountry ski boots
Finding the right pair
Strap on your backcountry ski boots and get to touring the highest slopes and gnarliest downhills. Backcountry ski boots feature many benefits that can take you to places you have never been before.
Backcountry ski boots are lighter in weight, which helps with efficient touring and fatigue during long climbs. They also feature more range of motion in the cuff of the boots to enable easier walking and climbing uphill. In addition to the mobility features, backcountry ski boots also have different modes to switch to while touring to match the style of riding you are doing.
When you are looking for backcountry ski boots make sure they are compatible with your bindings. Backcountry ski boots commonly use tech (pin) bindings or frame (hybrid) bindings. Tech bindings are lighter in weight, provide efficient power transfer, and increase your range of motion. Frame bindings are a mix between alpine bindings and tech bindings which are heavier than tech bindings but offer a similar downhill performance to alpine bindings.
If you don’t know how to choose the right boot for your size check out this article on how to choose and fit ski boots.
Once you have your backcountry ski boots, make sure you have your other backcountry essentials such as backcountry skis, an insulated jacket, snow pants, a toque and safety gear. Then get to shredding.