If you're just learning the ropes, the last thing you need is a ski boot stiff backcountry boot. What you want is something with an easy flex that's super comfortable, like the ThirtyTwo Groomer FT boot. Its softer flex makes initiating and controlling turns easier, and it offers all day comfort whether you're learning to link turns or testing out your skills in the terrain park. The Fast Track lacing system divides the boot into two zones, so you can crank down on your feet so they stay put, and fine tune the tension up top. You'll appreciate how much faster and easier the Fast Track system is than traditional laces, especially when your fingers are cold and you just want to get on the lift. The Groomer FT also features an internal lacing system that keeps your heel locked down for better response and reduced fatigue. An articulating cuff prevents the shell from breaking down over the course of the season, and the performance backstay channels energy for enhanced response. Intuition foam makes the Level 1 liner heat moldable, so it feels broken in before you even get on the hill if you choose to heat mold it right out of the box. The molded EVA footbed cushions your feet for all day comfort, and it features a sherpa fleece lining for a soft, cozy feel. The durable rubber outsole holds up to seasons of shredding, hiking, and post ride parking lot sessions, and it has an aggressive tread for traction on icy slopes.