When the mercury tumbles and cold weather moves in, we all turn to winter warmth, whether a lightweight down-filled jacket, a longer puffy city coat or a parka that stands up to all seasonal weather. This year’s new models, breathable shells, the best jackets and warmest boots for all your favourite winter sports—we’ve got guides, reviews and top lists to sort it all out for you. Shop urban, outdoor and technical for mountain adventuring and warm urban comfort.


Best Boots for Snowshoeing in 2024

Best Boots for Snowshoeing in 2024

Snowshoe trails abound and models are evolving more and more, to the delight of users. Once you get your hands on the right pair of snowshoes, you’ll need a...

Best Boots for Snowshoeing in 2024

Snowshoe trails abound and models are evolving more and more, to the delight of users. Once you get your hands on the right pair of snowshoes, you’ll need a pair of boots—and we’ve got a selection of the best snowshoe boots for your needs.Nowadays, the majority of snowshoe models easily pair with most winter hiking boots. They feature warmth, insulation, and are a perfect beginning before you get into buying equipment and apparel. To maximise your comfort, here are some tips to follow to ensure your pairing is one of the best types of boots for you.Best overall bootsBest boots

5 Best Winter Hiking Boots for Staying Warm & Dry in 2024

Hiking in the winter is a beautiful and serene experience - the fresh snow, the blue skies, the snow-capped peaks in the distance. But hiking in winter also comes with its challenges: tricky terrain, cold and uncertain weather, and the potential for wet, freezing feet. However, avoiding cold, uncomfortable feet during winter hikes is easy with the proper footwear. The best winter hiking boots, such as the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Boots, are insulated, waterproof, lightweight, and have great grip. Below, we break down all of our recommended winter hiking shoes. Best Overall Winter Hiking Boots ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Boots

Best Backcountry Ski Backpacks in 2024

The ski season is fast approaching and, depending on where you live in Canada, some lucky ones have already made their first tracks in the fresh powder snow. For those who haven’t had snow yet, now is a great time to shop for ski gear—and that includes choosing one of the top backcountry backpacks for your future adventures.Let's break down the essentials:Selection of the best ski touring backpacksHow to choose your backpackImportant featuresAdvice on size ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente OUR SKI TOURING BACKPACK SELECTION Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product

Best Winter Gloves & Mitts in 2024

There’s nothing worse than having cold hands. Whether you’re working outdoors, enjoying winter sports, or simply going for a stroll in the city, gloves are a must. With so many styles and features to choose from, it can be time-consuming and overwhelming finding the right pair.So we’ve made it simple. Using our guide to the best winter gloves and mitts in 2024, you’ll discover this year’s best, while learning all you need to know about choosing a pair. For their incredible versatility, durability, warmth, and style, we’ve named the Outdoor Research Stormtracker Sensor Gloves as the best gloves in 2024.Best

The Complete Guide to Cold Weather Running

For all of winter’s dazzling beauty, there’s something sinister about it. Yes, that fluffy, festive season is a special kind of bummer for runaholics. Friends might say Why don’t you just join a gym? Maybe they’ll even advise you to “take up indoor sports.” But they don’t get it—not really. For you, nothing can replace the simple elegance and steady rhythm of a good ol’ run.But this year is going to be different. Because this is the year you take running back from winter.We present you with the complete guide to cold weather running. By the end of this article,

Our Most Popular Oakley Ski Goggles

When the snow starts to fall and the wind starts to blow, having a clear field of vision is essential whether you’re skiing or snowboarding. For those of you on the hunt for a new pair of goggles, we’ve put together a list of our most popular Oakley goggles.We know shopping for goggles can be overwhelming, so add some ease to your shopping experience by using our helpful goggle guide to assist you in how to choose the right goggles for you.Oakley's Prizm Lens TechnologyOakley’s Prizm Technology is designed to accentuate colour contrast to help you see details with precision. Oakley

Best Snowboard for Beginners of 2024

This discipline is fun and flowy, with an emphasis on powder and the terrain park. In order to get that good, however, you’re going to need the best snowboard for beginners.With a fantastic selection of beginner boards, it’s never been easier to find the right option to meet your needs and style. A good beginner snowboard will not only help you learn the basics of this dynamic winter sport, but grow with you as you gather skills. Interested? Check out our list of the best snowboards for beginners below.Snowboard SelectionThese best beginner snowboards are some of the best learning boards

Best Ski Goggles for Winter 2024

I’ve been in the skiing game for a long time, and when I took a group of novice friends on a trip to the mountain, it gave me a whole new perspective on things. Most of my friends were equipped pretty basically—and in some cases, pretty poorly. Despite blue skies and fresh powder, equipment problems can cut short the fun on a perfect day out, and even drive people away from the sport altogether.So, first things first: Without the best ski goggles, your time spent having fun will be pretty short-lived. That’s why we’ve put together a list for you

8 Best Winter Running Shoes for Cold Weather Runners

Cold weather running isn’t just for the pros. With the right pair of shoes, anyone can get a grip on winter running (see what we did there?). That’s why we’ve rounded up the very best winter running shoes. Read on to discover our personal favourites and essential accessories alongside tips for choosing the perfect pair to suit your needs!Our choice for the best overall winter running shoes this year goes to the Saucony Peregrine Ice+ 3 Trail Running Shoes. The water-resistant construction remains highly breathable, while the outsole features lugs that grip ice, snow, and even mud when the weather

9 Best Running Pants and Tights for Winter Running

As the seasons get colder, the number of runners continues to diminish. Running shoes are swapped for downhill and cross country ski boots; jackets are bulked up with extra insulation; and your willingness to set foot outside is tested as temperatures continue to drop. But there still remains that small faction of runners who refuse to submit to the elements.Some people aren’t made for skis and snowshoes, just like some aren’t made to keep running in subzero temperatures. But for those who partake in the sport of winter running, it requires determination, dedication, and the right weatherproof apparel.Luckily, our selection

7 Best Cold Weather Running Jackets for Winter 2024

For some, the falling snow and blistering winds mean it’s time to hang up their running shoes for the season; to switch gears, literally, to skis, snowboards, snowshoes and whatever else they might enjoy doing on snow and ice.But for those others who like to stick to their favourite activities all year round, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s swapping your road bike for a fat bike, or running straight through winter, we’ve got the apparel to get you through the cold. Here’s our list of the best winter running jackets for the 2024 season. HOW TO DRESS FOR WINTER

10 Best Ski Brands of 2024

Skiing and riding are fantastic outdoor sports, whether it’s cross-country to freeriding the slopes at higher altitudes. Ensuring one has the right gear no matter where the snow takes you is paramount for the best experience. Here, we’ll break down the 10 best ski brands of 2024 so you get a better picture of what each one offers. The best ski brands cover several important parts of skiing. Some excel in providing beginner or intermediate skis while others will focus on performance and deep snow, backcountry adventures for both on-piste resort skiing, or, free-riding off-piste. Overall,  nearly all forms of

Best Women’s Skis of 2024

With winter on the horizon, our snowy escapes aren’t looking so far away. From freerider fanatic to all-mountain adventurer, the world of skis offers an array or options fit for every terrain. Each model has its own set of features and intricacies, designed for wherever your next trip takes you. We’ve reviewed our favourite women’s skis for 2024, so you can carve the trail with your best pair. In this article, we highlight the following models: Best All-Mountain Skis Best Touring Skis Best Freeride Skis Best Women’s All Mountain Skis Women’s all-mountain skis can handle most types of terrain present

Can I Mount and Adjust My Own Ski Bindings?

With ski season fast approaching, it's time to pick up that pair of bindings you’ve been eyeing all year. But hold up—as you eagerly unbox them and daydream about fresh powder, don't forget to install and adjust your new bindings correctly.Now, we get it—the temptation to DIY is real. But here at Altitude Sports, we're waving the caution flag. In this post, we'll spill the beans on why trusting certified experts for these tasks is a game-changer, impacting not just your safety but also your performance on the slopes.We also shine a light on why accurate DIN adjustments matter and

Best Base Layers for Skiing

Winter temperatures can be brutal, a large deterrent to the joys of skiing & snowboarding. Despite the technological whims of the modern world, we still can’t control the weather. So, what can we do? We can prepare for extreme temperatures by choosing the right items to stop the cold in its tracks. Ski base layers are the perfect way to kickstart your defenses against winter’s chill.From long sleeves and half zips to crewnecks and midweights, the best base layers for skiing & snowboarding live here. Explore our phenomenal selections, assembled to provide comfort, warmth and a solid clothing base to

Best Touring Ski Bindings of 2024

One of the initial challenges to backcountry skiing is the equipment. In order to skin and glide across vast tracts of undeveloped land, specialised ski gear, like touring ski bindings, is required. Below, we’ve rounded up the best backcountry ski bindings available for 2024. With one of these touring bindings, you’ll be much closer to realising your backcountry skiing dreams.Atomic SHIFT 10 MNC / Shift 13 MNCMarker Kingpin 13 / Kingpin 10Marker Duke PT 13 / Duke PT 16Salomon S/LAB SHIFT MNC 10Black Diamond FRITSCHI TECTON 13 100 MMBlack Diamond FRITSCHI VIPEC EVO 12 100 MMDynafit Superlite 150+ Touring BindingsCritical

The Best Men’s Ski Boots of 2024

The wrong ski boot can lead to debilitating shin and foot pain, which can turn off potential skiers from the sport. Improper-fitting boots can also increase the chances of ejecting out of your bindings or losing control in dangerous terrain. It’s important to get the right boots, and we’ve collected a list of the very best men’s ski boots for 2024.Dynafit RADICAL BOOTAtomic HAWX PRIME XTD 100 HT GWDalbello Panterra 120Salomon SHIFT PRO 120 ATSalomon S/PRO Supra BOA 120Lange XT3 FREE 130 MV GWK2 Mindbender 120 Boa BootK2 Recon 110 BOA Boot ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Dynafit RADICAL BOOT This contender for best

Best Women’s Ski Boots for 2024

Because skis are flashier, most attention falls on them, but one pair of bad skis usually isn’t enough to push you away from the sport. On the other hand, if you try to use footwear that increases pain, discomfort, and fatigue, you might never try on another pair. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up the very best women’s ski boots of 2024. Dynafit RADICAL W BOOTLange XT3 FREE 115LV W Salomon S/Pro Supra BOA 105 On-Piste BootsK2 Mindbender 95 BOA Ski BootK2 Anthem 95 Boa Ski BootAtomic HAWX PRIME XTD 95 W HT GWSalomon SHIFT PRO 100 ATDalbello Panterra 85Salomon SHIFT PRO 909 ATRossignol

Best Kids’ Skis

A size that fits now may be too small in less than a year. As the ski industry expands to cater for all walks of life, many manufacturers have come up with some stellar youth ski options.For most kids, the first set of skis will be a great way to hammer down the finer points of beginner-level ski skills but will be used and abused often. There will be days when those skis are dragged across the pavement, dropped in anger and thrown haphazardly into vehicles. So, ideally, you want good value and high durability from a pair of kid's

Best Powder Skis of 2024

New snow affects almost everything about the skiing experience. Your body position, energy transfer, rhythm, and turn shape all change in powdery conditions. If you want the first tracks, fluffy descents, and endless memories that powder portends, you’re going to need the very best powder skis of 2024. Luckily, we’ve rounded them up for you.Atomic BENT CHETLER 120Black Crows AtrisDPS Skis 112RP PagodaArmada LOCATOR 112Salomon QST BlankDynastar M-Free 118 F-TEAMBlack Crows NoctaHEAD Kore 105 Freeride Ski BEST POWDER SKIS OF 2024 ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Atomic BENT CHETLER 120 This is a very playful powder ski that's brilliant for deep days at the

Best All-Mountain Skis of 2024

Because all-mountain skis are built with an “ok everywhere” mentality, they won’t be as specialized. You can consider them the generalists of the ski world. All-mountain skis are durable, reliable, and expertly crafted to handle a little bit of everything. Take a look at our list of the best all-mountain skis for 2024.Volkl M6 MantraSalomon Stance 90Atomic Maverick 95 TRossignol Experience 86 Basalt SPX12 KBlack Diamond Impulse 98 SkisBlack Crows Mirus Cor Skis ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Best Overall All-Mountain Ski This best all-mountain offering from Volkl—the Volkl M6 Mantra skis—is a lot of fun to ride, especially at speed. Carving on this

Best Backcountry and Touring Skis of 2024

For the best backcountry skis, you want something that can handle variable conditions. A lightweight ski that can hit deep powdery runs and spring slush with the same level of control is ideal. In this article, we round up the best of the best to get you ready for your next (or first) backcountry adventure. Our top picks include:Black Crows Camox FreebirdVolkl Rise Beyond 96Black Diamond Helio Carbon 104Atomic Blackland 98 WSalomon MTN 96 CarbonRossignol Escaper 97 Nano OpenFaction La Machine 2 MiniAtomic Backland 95 Armada Locator 104 ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Black Crows Camox Freebird While highly specialised skis excel in their respective

How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket

What Kind of Winter Jacket Do You Need? There are three main types of winter jackets. To find the right one for you, think about the activities you plan on doing. Do you need a jacket for walking around town and going to work, or are you looking for something to wear in the backcountry? ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Technical Winter Jackets Product Name Certified RDS DownDurable Water Resistant outer fabricWarm and light Shop Product Name Pertex Quantum Pro with DWRHelmet compatibleRipstop Shop Product Name Ultra-lightweight ripstop fabric800-fill RDS®-certified down insulationHighly packable design Shop Product Name Pertex Quantum NylonBreathable and compressibleHarness-compatible pockets Shop

Best Ski Jackets for Women & Men

Whether you’re looking for a ski jacket to accompany you in the backcountry or the resort, finding the perfect one can be challenging. Altitude Sports has you covered though, with this list of the best ski jackets for this winter season and an insightful buying guide on what to look for when buying a ski jacket.Included are two-layer and three-layer models (2L and 3L), insulated jackets with real and synthetic insulation, and hard shells. The best ski jackets on this list strike a balance between warmth, ventilation, waterproofing, and breathability.Best all-around ski jacketBest budget ski jacketBest ski jacket for extreme

Best Winter Jackets for Kids

Some kids’ winter jackets are insulated with goose or duck down. Some use synthetic insulation. Almost all of them are waterproof and have lots of features for winter activities like skiing, snowboarding, and fun in the snow. But which features are essential and which are optional? Here are 10 of the very best kids’ winter jackets for boys and girls. Our metric is the same I use for my own kids: Warm, comfortable, and durable over multiple winters. Some of the top brands featured—like Canada Goose, The North Face and Patagonia—are trusted companies with many years of cold-weather research behind

Best Ski Pants & Bibs for Winter 2024

Ski pants are one of the most critical pieces of equipment you wear on the slopes. We’ve curated this list of the best ski pants and bibs to fit every style and budget. If you’re a resort-goer, you’ll probably want snow pants with insulation for chair lifts and a hard outer shell. If you’re a backcountry skier, opt for pants with a softshell that provide mobility and breathability. However, the best ski pants or bibs are fit for both the backcountry and resort. We found the best ski pants overall to be The North Face Freedom Insulated Pants, and the

Best Winter Boots for Wide Feet

If you have wide feet, finding a winter boot that you like and fits comfortably can be a challenge. There are lots of chic, stylish looking winter boots but they often have a narrow fit so the shopping process can become frustrating. You may find you’re having to keep going up a size in order to have enough room for comfort and thick socks but then you’re left with too-long clown-like shoes and you’re tripping all over the place. In a world where you want to keep your feet warm in cosy, wool socks but the majority of all the

Best Winter Boots For Men

It’s getting close to that time of year. The weather gets colder, snow starts to fall, and it’s time to swap the summer gear for winter wares. Key amongst your winter getup is a good pair of winter boots. When it comes time to buy a new pair there are four things to consider: waterproofness, insulation, grip, and style.You can’t go wrong with materials like waterproof nylon and GORE-TEX. Keeping your feet dry is essential for staying comfortable, and most importantly, warm! For a little extra cosiness, lined boots are a must, and great for blocking out freezing winds too.Icy

The Best Snowboarding Jackets of 2024

The real ones know it's true: snowboarding has nothing to do with skiing. Yes, there are some similarities, and maybe going down on two slabs isn't very different from going down on one, but in a much larger sense, snowboarding and skiing have as much in common as Brits and Canadians—very little. That being said, here's our selection of the best snowboard jackets for riding in style this winter. Best snowboarding jackets (women, men, and kids) Buying guide: what to look for when buying a snowboard jacket Best snowboarding brands ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente The Best Overall Jacket Brand Name | Product Type Product

Most Popular Winter Boots for Women

Looking for the best women’s winter boots to take on the infamously cold Canadian winters? The choice is not easy. The warmest winter boots for women are not necessarily the biggest or thickest. There are many things to consider, such as the look, function, construction, tread, and more.As the winters seem to be getting harsher, we’ll probably be spending more time at home—ploughing snow, playing outside, or finally trying out some winter sports. To ensure you’ve got the right boots for the job, we reviewed the best women’s winter boots for 2023-2024, and determined that the UGG Adirondack III Boot

Our favourite fleece jackets and vests

Made primarily from polyester, fleece jackets and vests are durable garments and a timeless and versatile edition to any wardrobe. Some choose to wear them as jackets, mid-layers or sweaters. However you choose to style them, they're sure to keep you warm whether you’re camping, staying active outdoors or just hanging out at home. Warm, lightweight, over the head or zipped up, hooded or sleeveless, take your pick from our favourite fleece jackets and vests. We've also prepared a summary of things to look for when buying a fleece, and some answers to classic questions you might have. 1. Our

Best Winter Boots for Kids

These days, parents can find much higher quality winter snow boots for their kids than when they were young. Gone are the days of putting plastic bags over your feet to keep out water. Now, winter snow boots for kids have advanced waterproofing technology, fit securely, are well-insulated, and have excellent traction on the outsoles. Here are the best choices of winter boots for kids:  ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente The Top Winter Boots for Kids Reviewed Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop

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