Gallery: Over a foot of fresh powder graces day one of the 2017 FREESKIER Ski Test

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The first day of 2017 FREESKIER Ski Test is all wrapped up, and what a day it was. Thanks to over a foot of dry and dreamy Utah powder that fell last night, the crew was graced with an all-time day.

All of this new snow provided a memorable and deep day at Snowbird, of course, but also prime testing conditions for the many 2017-18 powder boards at our disposal. Our knowledgeable testing squad was happy to click into a wide variety of fat, float-friendly skis all day long and test each product’s performance via our ranking app.

Below, find photos from day 1 of the 2017 FREESKIER Ski Test, and tune back to Freeskier.com everyday for more content because we’re just getting started, people. The crew is also capturing the week-long event across our social channels, so make sure to follow along via Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat (Add the user FREESKIER_mag to your contacts) and Twitter.


Photos from the day:

Best Ski Test ever? Yup, best Ski Test ever. Photo: Jay Dash.

The whole crew got absolutely pitted… The weapon of choice, here, the asymmetrical 2017-18 Blizzard Spur. Photo: Jay Dash.

It was the perfect day to send any and all features at Snowbird. Here, one of our testers Willie Nelson, gets airborne with 4FRNT. Photo: Jay Dash.

Seriously… We cannot tell you enough how rad it was out there. Photo: Jay Dash.

Tester Katrina DeVore gets the goods w/ next year’s Faction Skis under her feet. Photo: Jay Dash.

Mr. Mike Filander, veteran tester, out for a midday flight. Photo: Jay Dash.

Here’s Katrina again, still shredding the sh#t out of Snowbird, this time with that new-new from DPS. Photo: Jay Dash.

D.E.E.P. Photo: Jay Dash.

REALLY deep. Photo: Jay Dash.

Our Senior Editor Donny O’Neill is in there somewhere… Photo: Sarah Sherman.

There he is! Hi, Donny! Photo: Sarah Sherman.

Pep Fujas was in the house, ladies and gentlemen. In true Pep fashion, he launched a massive cliff nice and early and completely blew up his binding. Photo: Erik Seo.

J Skis athlete Giray Dadali also made a guest appearance—ready for any and all situations. Photo: Sarah Sherman.

Dadali joked around with his Daymaker Touring adapters in Sego’s mini skis. A new innovation in the backcountry? Maybe not, but pretty darn funny. Photo: Sarah Sherman.

Very happy testers, as expected. Photo: Erik Seo.

A fresh pair of 2018 Head skis getting prepped for testing. Photo: Erik Seo.

Binding adjustments are the name of the game at Ski Test. Photo: Erik Seo.

A pair of Faction skis en route to the slopes, with some new Fischer skis in the background. Photo: Erik Seo.

Discussing testing protocol at the base of Snowbird. Photo: Erik Seo.

Tester Jenny Harris gets set up with a brand-new pair of Faction skis. Photo: Erik Seo.

“That was f#cking awesome!” Photo: Erik Seo.

Aaargh! Photo: Erik Seo.

Social coverage galore:

Checking in from Pow Town, USA 🇺🇸 #freeskierfest

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@alexfryhunt starting the week off right here at @snowbird for the @freeskiermagazine #freeskierfest test.

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