2022-2023 Blister Winter Buyer's Guide — Digital Only

The most honest, accurate, and useful Buyer’s Guide in the world.

Don’t need a physical copy and don’t want to pay for shipping? The digital-only version is for you.

Or, become a Blister Member, which includes a digital copy of the guide (and print if you want it), plus a ton of other great benefits like personalized gear recommendations, deals on gear from 14+ ski brands & carbon wheels from We Are One, and much, much more.

$14.95

Want a hard copy and digital version? See the Print & Digital Edition

We’ve wrapped up our 2022-2023 Blister Winter Buyer’s Guide, and we’re once again confident that it is the best buyer’s guide on the market.

Order yours today to get immediate access to the Digital Guide.

Or, become a Blister Member, which gets you a print & digital copy of the guide and a ton of other great benefits like personalized gear recommendations, discounts from 14+ ski brands & carbon wheels from We Are One Composites, and much, much more.

what readers are saying:

“After 50+ years of skiing, and almost as many years of reading those other reviews, I can say hand on heart, that this is the most comprehensive, honest, and reliable review publication I’ve ever come across.”
Hart
“You guys are like my ski bible, so thanks again for cutting through the bullshit within the ski industry.”
B. Gephart
“This catalog — and all you do for all of us addicted to skiing — is amazing! This is the Holy Bible folks, the Holy Bible!”
I. Myashkov

WHY THE BLISTER GUIDE IS BETTER

We Test Product Year Round

Other publications do their product testing in a few days. We literally test year-round. Nobody puts in as much time on equipment as we do, so no other Buyer’s Guide can match the accuracy of our gear reviews and our product comparisons.

$$ No Conflicts of Interest $$

Unlike many other buyer’s guides, we don’t take any advertising money from the ski or snowboard companies we review. So what you get from us is the most honest, accurate, and useful product descriptions and comparisons you will find.

We Won't Insult Your Intelligence

Bad cliches and unhelpful product reviews aren’t our thing. Instead, you’ll get the info you need to make informed buying decisions, including our own verified product specs, and honest, accurate descriptions of how products perform & compare.

WHAT'S IN THE GUIDE

Our Buyer’s Guide covers:

  • Men’s & Women’s Skis
  • Ski Boots
  • Outerwear & Midlayers
  • Helmets
  • Goggles
  • Backcountry Touring Bindings
  • Backcountry Touring Skins
  • Men’s & Women’s Snowboards
Our Blister Spectrums are arguably the most important thing we put in the Guide. Blister Spectrums order the products we’ve tested along a continuum (e.g., “Most Stable to Least Stable”), letting you see how they stack up against the rest of the category and allowing you to make the most informed decision possible.
A favorite among Blister readers, we will once again lay out our recommendations for potential one- and two-ski quivers from the 22/23 crop of skis.

When we give a product a ‘Best Of’ Award, you can be sure that it was earned, not bought.

Most buyer’s guides are simply too general. So we’ve sorted the skis and boots we’ve reviewed into distinct classes based on common characteristics. We describe those classes in detail, and lay out what each particular product brings to the table.

Our Ski Categories Include:

  • All-Mountain Skis:
    • More Stable
    • More Forgiving
    • Chargers
    • Freestyle
  • 50/50 — Resort / Backcountry Skis
  • Touring Skis
  • Frontside Skis
  • Women-Specific Skis
    • Narrower
    • Wider
  • Park Skis
  • Powder Skis
    • More Directional
    • More Playful

Our Ski Boot Categories Include:

  • Dedicated Alpine Boots
  • ‘Walk Mode’ Alpine / Touring Boots
  • Touring Boots

GET THE GUIDE — OR THE GUIDE & MUCH MORE

PRINT & DIGITAL

$14.95

+ shipping

MEMBERSHIP

$6.95/month

billed annually

DIGITAL ONLY

$14.95

All Blister Members and those who have purchased the Guide can view and download the digital Guide directly from our site. You can find it under the “Buyer’s Guides” tab on our navigation bar; there is a tab under “Winter Buyer’s Guide” labeled “READ NOW: 22/23 Winter Buyer’s Guide.” 

To view the Digital Guide, you’ll need to be logged into the account that you used to purchase the Guide or Blister Membership.

Frequently asked questions

We submitted the Guide to our printer on September 9th; the first copies will begin shipping on September 19th.

All Blister Members and those who have purchased the Guide can view and download the digital Guide directly from our site. You can find it under the “Buyer’s Guides” tab on our navigation bar; there is a tab under “Winter Buyer’s Guide” labeled “READ NOW: 22/23 Winter Buyer’s Guide.” 

To view the Digital Guide, you’ll need to be logged into the account that you used to purchase the Guide or Blister Membership.

Nope! If you have an active Blister Membership, you automatically get the guide. There are two versions of the Blister Membership: one that includes the Digital and Print Edition (and therefore includes a shipping charge) and one that only includes the Digital Edition (and therefore has no shipping fee).

To check which option you have selected, head to the “My Subscriptions” tab on your “My Account” page and look at which variation of the Blister Membership is listed. If you’re set to receive both Digital and Print editions, it will say “Of course!” next to the Blister Membership on your subscription. If you’re only set up to receive the Digital edition, it will say “No thanks” next to the Blister Membership on your subscription

If you’re a current Blister Member who selected the digital-only option for the Winter Buyer’s Guide when you bought your Blister Membership but would now like to receive the print edition in future years, go to the “My Subscriptions” tab on the “My Account” page on our site, hit the “Switch Subscription” button, select the print option from the drop-down box on the Blister Membership product page, and complete the checkout process (be sure to double check your shipping address). You’ll be able to do this at no extra charge, but your next renewal payment will include a shipping fee to cover the print guide.

If you’re a current member who selected the print option for the Winter Buyer’s Guide when you bought your Blister Membership but would now like to switch to the digital edition and not pay shipping in future years, go to the “My Subscriptions” tab on the “My Account” page on our site, hit the “Switch Subscription” button, select the digital option from the drop-down box on the Blister Membership product page, and complete the checkout process. Then, to have the shipping charge removed from your subscription, please reach out to us at this email and we’ll make sure we get that updated.

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Want the Guide + A Whole Lot More?

Become a Blister Member to get a print & digital copy of the guide and a ton of other great benefits like personalized gear recommendations, access to ALL Blister content, discounts from brands like ON3P, Moment, J Skis, 4FRNT, Renoun, Folsom, Parlor, Prior, Wagner, Shaggy’s, We Are One Composites, and much, much more.

$6.95/month

(billed annually)