Gallery: Next year’s skis in action at our 2017 Park Test

Gallery: Next year’s skis in action at our 2017 Park Test

Day two of our Park Test just went off at Aspen Snowmass, with testers taking top to bottom hot laps off the Coney Glades chair under perfect spring skies. The park crew lined up top-notch features for our testers to throw down on, resulting in ear-to-ear smiles all day long. The end goal? Put next year’s skis through the wringer so that, when the time comes for you to buy a new pair, you’ll have thorough reviews and rankings to guide you to the best of the the best of the best.

Check out photos from the day below, and make sure you’re subscribed to our magazine to receive our 2018 Buyer’s Guide, featuring the results of our test, straight to your mailbox.

Photos by Rachel Bock unless otherwise stated.

Cooper Mcnealus with a shifty for the boys while testing a Völkl park offering. Photo: Sarah Sherman

The North Face, because we don’t just test skis, we test it all.

“That was sick.” Photo by Sarah Sherman

The crew gathers above the jump line, ready to throw down.

Lucas Evans with a hand plant in the halfpipe. Photo: Sarah Sherman

Testers kick off a long hot lap through the terrain park.

Photographer Rachel Bock and FREESKIER’s Social Media Coordinator Sarah Sherman chowing down on some Perky Jerky meat sticks. Yum. Photo: Lucas Evans

Zach Kremer lacing the C-rail on the K2 Sight skis.

From left to right, the Völkl Revolt 87s, the Line Chronics and the Völkl Revolt 95s. Photo: Sarah Sherman

Tester Bailey Johnson having some fun on the J Skis Whipit.

Tae Westcott held nothing back while testing these K2 skis.


Zach Berman puts the finishing touches on a ski review via our testing app.

Bailey Johnson assessing terrain through his Smith Squad XL goggles.

Ray Dnoffrio rocking his FREESKIER x Phunkshun Wear headband.

FREESKIER’s Nat Houston prepares the K2 Missconducts for testing. Photo: Sarah Sherman

Noah Colvin putting the Line Honey Badgers to the test. Photo: Sarah Sherman

Ski test heaven. Photo: Sarah Sherman

Shoutout to Outdoor Tech for keeping our phones juiced all day as we reviewed skis on our phones.

Sam Ferguson testing the HEAD Framewalls. Photo: Sarah Sherman

Stephen Smith on the Völkl Revolt skis.

Aidan Sheahan takes in the view while sliding on the Line Blends.

Testers Sam Ferguson and Lucas Evans enjoying some ‘za on the job. Photo: Sarah Sherman

The Sego Tater Tot skis in action, courtesy of tester Bailey Johnson.

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