PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAM TAGGART
Spending a week in Aspen, Colorado, for the 18th annual FREESKIER Ski Test, our collective of testers and brand representatives brought the funk to the the Centennial State’s most iconic ski town. On Sunday, March 1st, we were greeted with an overnight storm that dropped powder snow across Ajax Mountian—our favorite way to get the party started; the rest of the week we saw blue skies, sunshine and skiing in “beach conditions” worthy of a t-shirt and loads of sunscreen. Finally—even though we thought the week would never end—everything came to a close with one epic party at Bootsy Bellows in downtown Aspen on Thursday, March 5.
Presented by Dragon Alliance, the evening was full of dancing, music by FREESKIER’s own Gunter Jones, cocktails, high fives and laughter, recounting the week-long event. Below, you’ll find a gallery of images from our final night in Aspen, celebrating our favorite thing in the world: skiing together. For more, check out our coverage on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and peep hashtag #FREESKIERFEST for even more coverage. Also, be sure to subscribe to the print-version of the magazine to see the results from the 18th annual FREESKIER Ski Test land on your doorstep in the fall.