[Gallery] Next year’s skis, as seen at the 17th annual FREESKIERFEST

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[Gallery] Next year’s skis, as seen at the 17th annual FREESKIERFEST


When FREESKIER staffers and more than 30 ski testers converged on Aspen, Colorado, earlier this week, there was one goal: to rank and review the best skis going on sale next fall, which we’ll feature in our annual Buyer’s Guide. This year, FREESKIERFEST brought hundreds of pairs of skis from the best brands around to the top of Aspen Mountain to be tried and tested by the best in the biz. For now, though, we wanted to provide a sneak peek at some of the skis that we have on-site. Keep scrolling to see a gallery featuring next year’s twigs and some of the amazing brand reps that hauled ’em all they way here. The only question remaining: Which skis will be under your feet next winter?

Faction Skis’ Devan O’Connor poses with the infamous Monoski (left), Prodigy 2.0 (center) and the Dictator 2.0x.
Folsom’s Max Tabor alongside the redesigned Gambit 113 (left) and Completo.
Matt Beers of Dynastar holding the Devastator Legend 106 (left), Menace Proto 118 (center) and Menace.
DJ Hawt Dogg with Fischer’s Ranger 102FR (left) and MyRanger 102 W.
Atomic rep Eric Wyer stands with the updated Bent Chetler 120 (left), Vantage 107 C W and Bent Chetler 100.
Volkl’s Jamie Urbana stands alongside the athlete-inspired, all-new Revolt 121 (left), Secret 102 W (center) and Mantra 102.
Kastle’s 19/20 lineup, from left, FX116, MX99 and FX96.
Showing off the redesigned Tracer 108 (left), ARV 96ti (center) and ARV JJ 116.
Jason Levinthal and Taylor Bibaud of J Skis keep the mood lighthearted as they show off next year’s flagship models.
Pearson Neal of Blizzard proudly poses with the Sheeva 9 (left) and revamped Rustler series.
4FRNT’s Dan Cardon shows off the updated InThayne, Devastator and Hoji models.
Evan Williams of Nordica with the Santa Ana 110 W (left) and updated Enforcer 110 Free (middle) and Enforcer 104 Free.
Black Crows’ Mikey Hovey with the flock’s updated 19/20 skis, the Atris (left) Camox Birdie (middle) and Nocta.
Lib Tech’s UFO 115 (left), Wunderstick 106.
Rossignol brand rep Matt Beers with the brand new Black Ops 98 (left) and Black Ops 118.
Will Eginton of K2 shows off the company’s all-new Mindbender series.
Icelantic good guys, Scotty VerMeriss (left) and Ashley Hart, stand with Icey’s beautiful new skis.
Colin Sutherland of Liberty Skis shows off, from left to right, the Origin 106, Genesis 100, and brand new Evolv100 and Evolv90.
Salomon’s Madeline Fones stands alongside the company’s updated QST series.
Josh Malcyk of Line Skis keeps things serious with the redesigned Sir Francis Bacon (left) and all-new Vision 108.
DPS Skis’ Alex Hunt gives a smirk alongside the Wailer A110 (left), Wailer A100 (center) and Yvette A100, all treated with Phantom.
Head’s Sam Blethen with the tester-favorite KORE series skis.
FREESKIER’s DJ Hawt Dogg with the 2019-20 lineup of Elan Ripstick skis.