Like Clockwork: The 2020 FREESKIER Ski Test kicks off with deep snow on Aspen Mountain

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Like Clockwork: The 2020 FREESKIER Ski Test kicks off with deep snow on Aspen Mountain



We’ve grown accustomed to it at FREESKIER. It seems every time we roll into Aspen, Colorado, for our annual Ski Test, affectionately known as FREESKIERFEST, the faucet turns on. As the sun sets and hundreds of skis set to hit the market in the fall make their way up Aspen Mountain, the snow begins to fall, and we’re treated to plentiful powder turns on one of our favorite mountains in the world. 2020 has proven to be no different.

Forecasts were optimistic for a bit of snow, but the clouds dropped six to 11 inches on Colorado’s central mountains, allowing us to pull out the fat skis and test all day to our hearts’ delight. It snowed all day, and when it was time to roll into the base area for après at The Snow Lodge, the sun peeked out. We love it when a plan comes together. Stay tuned for more action from the 2020 FREESKIER Ski Test.


Powder Skiing

Ski tester Anna Tedesco. Photo: Donny O’Neill
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Ski tester Ian Hamilton. Photo: Laura Obermeyer
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Folsom Skis’ Max Tabor. Photo: Sam Taggart
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Ski Tester Mo Mitchell. Photo: Matt Power
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The snow was flying all day long on Ajax. Photo: Donny O’Neill
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FREESKIER’s Erin Spong. Photo: Donny O’Neill
Soft landings… perfect. Photo: Laura Obermeyer
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Ski test guest, Kyle Smaine. Photo: Matt Power
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Into the void. Photo: Sam Taggart
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Kyle Smaine, ladies and gentleman. Photo: Matt Power
Faction Skis’ Henrik Lampert. Photo: Donny O’Neill
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Frosted mustache, nice! Photo: Laura Obermeyer
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Tester JoJo Coffey. Photo: Sam Taggart
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Tester Aidan Sheahan. Photo: Laura Obermeyer
Tester Thomas Lampert. Photo: Donny O’Neill
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Ah, the good ol’ disappearing act. Photo: Matt Power
JoJo Coffey, stoked. Photo: Sam Taggart
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FREESKIER’s Gunter Jones. Photo: Donny O’Neill

Behind the Scenes on Ajax

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Slipping the brand new Darn Tough Vermont Sea to Sky socks into our boots before ripping pow all day. Photo: Donny O’Neill
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Tester Kristin Bersani reviews a ski. Photo: Donny O’Neill
Blue steel? Photo: Donny O’Neill
J Skis’ Taylor Bibaud preps a ski for one of our testers. Photo: Laura Obermeyer
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Skis on skis on skis. Photo: Donny O’Neill
Tester Mike O’Connor, cheesin’ on next year’s skis. Photo: Sam Taggart
Testers enjoying the falling snow. Photo: Donny O’Neill
Quality time on the lift. Photo: Sam Taggart

Après at The Snow Lodge

Erin Spong, Caitlin Bell and Kristin Bersani. Photo: Sam Taggart
Thomas Lampert. Photo: Sam Taggart
Armada’s Dan Villaire and Renoun Skis’ Evan Williams. Photo: Evan Turner
Aspen, right? Photo: Sam Taggart
Gunter Jones, providing the beats for the party. Photo: Sam Taggart
Good advice from The Ski Monster. Photo: Sam Taggart

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