The Best Frontside Ski Boots of 2022-2023

Our test team busts out the well-tuned carvers when we test Frontside Boots and we try to test in the morning on fresh groomed snow. In late March and April it's not uncommon to find melt-freeze boiler plate for the first runs of the day, and that's the perfect time to feel just how transmissive the Frontside category is. With typically solid sole, overlap construction, Frontsiders aren't World Cup race (plug) boots, but they're certainly race-bred enough for most all-mountain skiers who think they might jump in a course once in a while. Rigid bootboards and firm liners give these boots a reactive, strong feel on the hardest snows, and the best of the category make your sharp edges feel laser-honed.

 

MEN'S BEST FRONTSIDE BOOTS OF 2022-2023

Gold & Silver Medal Models, All Widths, Ranked by Score

Head Raptor WCR 140S  4.90
Lange RS 130 LV 4.72
Dahu Ecorce 01X 135 4.18

 

WOMEN'S BEST FRONTSIDE BOOTS OF 2022-2023

Gold Medal Model, All Widths, Ranked by Score

Head Raptor WCR 115 W  4.53
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