Gallery: Next year’s skis, as seen at our 2017 Ski Test
We’ve been testing next year’s skis for the past week at Snowbird and couldn’t be more psyched to show you all the full-fledged reviews in our 2018 Buyer’s Guide (available for a stupid-good deal right now). But, in the meantime, we want to provide a sneak peek at what’s been on the racks because we love you, our readers, so very much. Below, check out some of the awesome ski companies that are joining us—and just a small selection of the hundreds of skis here—as well as a bunch of other radical photos from The Bird.
(Photos by Erik Seo and Sarah Sherman)
Testers are having a blast on the brand’s QST and Lumen series—some pictured, some not—all week.
Social media greatness:
Another awesome day is in the books at our 2017 Ski Test and we were treated to blue skies and warm weather here at @Snowbird. Everyone took full advantage of conditions, ripping top-to-bottom laps and ranking skis for our 2018 Buyer's Guide. Go behind the scenes of our test now on FREESKIER.com to learn more. #FREESKIER #ThisIsSkiing #Skiing #FREESKIERfest #SkiUtah
Our testers fully embraced retro day at our Ski Test yesterday, going full-send in some epic outfits. We've been putting skis to the test all week to find the best to feature in our 2018 Buyer's Guide. Get in on our $5 subscription deal on FREESKIER.com to make sure you get a year of our mags, including the Buyer's Guide, straight to your mailbox. 📸: @ErikSeoPhoto. #FREESKIER #ThisIsSkiing #Skiing #FREESKIERfest
Had a blast on International Women's Day yesterday with these babes at #freeskierfest! Through skiing I've met some incredible ladies who I don't know that I'd come in contact with otherwise. They enjoy and crave the outdoors on top of being involved with fields like aerospace engineering, computer science, nursing, marketing, bio engineering, architecture, victims advocacy, neuroscience, environmental sciences, and so much more. Keep crushing it and know that you've done an inspirational job of letting these aspects of your life enhance one another! 📸: @erikseophoto • @freeskiermagazine #babesday #ladyshred #myfriendsaregeniuses #partytimeexcellent #shapingskiing #asdt #imhereforthesnacks
Did the ice bucket challenge today during #FreeskierFest for my man @garywyman to help raise awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and encouraging people to help support Gary's journey as he was recently diagnosed with this devastating disease. You can help by going to his website www.teamgarbear.com Please read below for his story, info, and ways to support. 🙏 Gary was recently diagnosed with ALS. He received the news in December, a little less than 4 months after getting married to his wife Katie ( @batlashes ). What began as seemingly minor symptoms of twitching, weakness in the hands, and slurred speech, has now revealed itself as a full blown terminal illness for which there is no cure. For those unfamiliar, ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, affects the motor neurons in a person's brain and spinal cord, causing muscles to rapidly waste away. ALS patients don't, however, experience any deterioration of the mind, and instead must endure remaining totally aware as the disease robs them of all bodily functions. Unfortunately, after only a few months after diagnosis, Gary is already experiencing major deterioration in his speech, his ability to walk and accomplishing simple daily tasks. While there's hope for treatment and remission for those suffering with cancer, there is no stopping ALS. Once it hits it keeps progressing until the person afflicted is paralyzed and unable to communicate entirely. Gary's life expectancy is 2-5 years. He will soon be wheelchair bound and will require the care of an in-home nurse to assist him in making sure his needs are met while his wife is at work. The medical bills will continue to pile up. We ask that you join us and make a donation and please visit the website link in profile. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. In addition @icelantic_skis and friends will be hosting a fundraiser in Denver in April so please come to the Ogden on April 13th at 7:00 PM for music and raffles to raise awareness. If you work for a company that is able to make a donation of cash or products to auction, please email them through the website and let them know. WWW.TEAMGARBEAR.COM. Love you so much Gary!