Day Two of FREESKIER Apparel Test is met with bluebird skies and Canadian corn

Day Two of FREESKIER Apparel Test is met with bluebird skies and Canadian corn

Featured Image: Bruno Long

Epic spring skiing conditions made for a rowdy start of the second annual FREESKIER Apparel Test at Retallack Lodge in British Columbia. In the heart of the Selkirk Mountain range, 24 skiers eagerly piled into two Bombardier snow cats to ski sweet Canadian corn—and a bit of north-facing powder—and test out next year’s outerwear, midlayers and baselayers from 14 of the top brands in the industry.

The best-performing, never-before-seen kits we’re slarving and carving in under bluebird skies will make their way to our annual Buyer’s Guide, hitting newsstands in September. But in the meantime, take a peek at some of next year’s threads in the photos, below, and stay tuned for more coverage from Retallack this week.

Safety first in the Picture Organic Clothing Naikoon kit. PHOTO: Bruno Long
FREESKIER Editor-in-Chief, Donny O'Neill getting down in the Spyder Tenmile Anorak and Seventy Pant. PHOTO: Zoya Lynch
One of our testers airing it out in the Oakley Spellbound 2.0 Shell 3L Gore-Tex Jacket and Pant. PHOTO: Bruno Long
Editor Donny O'Neill shredding spring corn in the Backcountry Heavyweight Snow Jacket and Heavyweight Bibs.
Alex Ferreira testing out the new Columbia Powder Keg III. PHOTO: Zoya Lynch.
The 209-20 GLCR Stretch GORE Hydrastash Sync from 686. PHOTO: Zoya Lynch
The 686 GLCR Hydra Thermagraph Jacket and Gore-Tex SMARTY 3-in-1 Cargo kept this tester cool on the boot pack. PHOTO: Bruno Long
Retallack guide, John Smoke, in the Eddie Bauer BC Freshlines kit. PHOTO: Bruno Long
Phil Koyes of Auclair Gloves. PHOTO: Zoya Lynch
All smiles for the Dakine Beretta 3L Jacket. PHOTO: Zoya Lynch



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