FREESKIER’s 2019 Backcountry Ski Test wraps up with prime spring conditions
The sun shined high in the blue sky for day two of FREESKIER’s 2019 Backcountry Test presented by POC. Temperatures rose to near 50 degrees in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, making for delectable corn-snow conditions in the morning that transitioned to soft slush in the early afternoon.
We continued testing the best 2019-2020 touring skis from 4FRNT, Armada, Atomic, Blizzard, DPS, Faction, Fischer, G3, Icelantic, K2, Line, Salomon and Völkl; and once again we were aided by POC’s Obex Spin helmet and Orb and Fovea goggles, along with G3’s Alpinist+ skins and Scarpa’s new Maestrale XT boot. All of the products on-site should draw the attention of backcountry shredders the world over when it comes time to hit ski shops this fall. Check out the photos below, for highlights from the test, and stay tuned for a preview of next year’s best touring skis this week.