The first day of 2017 FREESKIER Ski Test is all wrapped up, and what a day it was. Thanks to over a foot of dry and dreamy Utah powder that fell last night, the crew was graced with an all-time day.
All of this new snow provided a memorable and deep day at Snowbird, of course, but also prime testing conditions for the many 2017-18 powder boards at our disposal. Our knowledgeable testing squad was happy to click into a wide variety of fat, float-friendly skis all day long and test each product’s performance via our ranking app.
Below, find photos from day 1 of the 2017 FREESKIER Ski Test, and tune back to Freeskier.com everyday for more content because we’re just getting started, people. The crew is also capturing the week-long event across our social channels, so make sure to follow along via Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat (Add the user FREESKIER_mag to your contacts) and Twitter.
Photos from the day:
Best Ski Test ever? Yup, best Ski Test ever. Photo: Jay Dash.
The whole crew got absolutely pitted… The weapon of choice, here, the asymmetrical 2017-18 Blizzard Spur. Photo: Jay Dash.
It was the perfect day to send any and all features at Snowbird. Here, one of our testers Willie Nelson, gets airborne with 4FRNT. Photo: Jay Dash.
Seriously… We cannot tell you enough how rad it was out there. Photo: Jay Dash.
Tester Katrina DeVore gets the goods w/ next year’s Faction Skis under her feet. Photo: Jay Dash.
Mr. Mike Filander, veteran tester, out for a midday flight. Photo: Jay Dash.
Here’s Katrina again, still shredding the sh#t out of Snowbird, this time with that new-new from DPS. Photo: Jay Dash.
D.E.E.P. Photo: Jay Dash.
REALLY deep. Photo: Jay Dash.
Our Senior Editor Donny O’Neill is in there somewhere… Photo: Sarah Sherman.
There he is! Hi, Donny! Photo: Sarah Sherman.
Pep Fujas was in the house, ladies and gentlemen. In true Pep fashion, he launched a massive cliff nice and early and completely blew up his binding. Photo: Erik Seo.
J Skis athlete Giray Dadali also made a guest appearance—ready for any and all situations. Photo: Sarah Sherman.
Dadali joked around with his Daymaker Touring adapters in Sego’s mini skis. A new innovation in the backcountry? Maybe not, but pretty darn funny. Photo: Sarah Sherman.
Very happy testers, as expected. Photo: Erik Seo.
A fresh pair of 2018 Head skis getting prepped for testing. Photo: Erik Seo.
Binding adjustments are the name of the game at Ski Test. Photo: Erik Seo.
A pair of Faction skis en route to the slopes, with some new Fischer skis in the background. Photo: Erik Seo.
Discussing testing protocol at the base of Snowbird. Photo: Erik Seo.
Tester Jenny Harris gets set up with a brand-new pair of Faction skis. Photo: Erik Seo.
“That was f#cking awesome!” Photo: Erik Seo.
Aaargh! Photo: Erik Seo.
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