All-Mountain Traditionalist Category

These are the most modern, highest performing boots on the market. Traditional here means that these boots are geared toward skiers who want to ski all day long. Watch the video for an in-depth explanation of this boot category.

All-Mountain Adventure Category

Designed with options in mind. The goal here is a do-it-all ride that does it as well as any boot on the down but with a bit more mobility for hiking or skinning when the opportunity presents itself.

Backcountry Category

These boots are focused on true uphill travel and as such are not alpine DIN sole compatible. Watch to learn more about boots we tested in this category and what they provide to the user.

ABB shops such as The Boot Pro are tops at bootfitting

Thank you Hans Ludwig and Powder Magazine for so eloquently and effectively making the case for people to patronize specialty ski shops, especially those that really know how to fit and modify ski boots, like all the America’s Best Bootfitters member shops. As Ludwig points out, specialty shops are an endangered species under severe attack from on-line shopping sites and big box stores. When one disappears it makes the sport that much poorer. Come visit an ABB shop and experience what true service is all about!

Learn about the different categories of boots. What do we mean by Technical Frontside, All-Mountain Traditionalist, All-Mountain Adventure, and Backcountry? Keep reading to find out!

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