Team FREESKIER converged upon good ol’ Aspen, CO, today, along with a rockin’ group of experienced ski testers, plus dozens of reps from skiing’s top brands. For the next six days, we’ll put hundreds of next year’s best skis through the wringer, with our sights set on highlighting the absolute crème de la crème of 2016’s crop of skis in our annual Buyer’s Guide (fall ’15 release).
Our ski test is recognized as the most comprehensive in the industry. Testing takes place on Aspen Mountain, which rises up directly above town, topping out at 11,212 feet. The venue is ideal for testing skis across a wide variety of terrain and snow conditions. From the top of the Silver Queen gondola, where we set up camp for the week, testers have access to a whopping 3,267 vertical feet, 76 trails (none of which is labeled with that charming green circle) and 675 acres (which seem like 1,000 plus) of skiable terrain.
We’ll have heaps of coverage coming your way throughout the week via freeskier.com, including sneak peeks at loads of 2016 product. Additionally, be sure to keep tabs on the following outlets…