Sunscreen, short sleeves and side hits: Recapping day two of FREESKIER’s 2021 Ski Test

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Sunscreen, short sleeves and side hits: Recapping day two of FREESKIER’s 2021 Ski Test


DISCLAIMER: The 2021 FREESKIER Ski Test is being held under strict Covid-19 protocols, ensuring everyone has tested negative for the virus, wears a mask and physically distances from others involved in the event.

Day two of Ski Test went off without a hitch, as the testers lathered on the sunscreen and headed out for the open hills of Ajax Mountain. An absolutely cloudless sky made for some warmer skiing—sun-baked bumps, jumps and groomers the perfect canvas. While everyone can agree that a stormy day of powder-filled turns is the most coveted ski experience, it is undoubtedly true that bluebird skiing brings out an equally satisfying vibe; there’s nothing quite like skiing when the sun is shining high in the sky. The stoke was incredibly high and beloved local photographers Tamara Susa and Matt Power were on-site to capture it all. 

Today, our ripping group tested out the final batches of the remaining 85 -100 millimeter skis in the morning. The hot lapping and side hitting madness was in full force, and continued well into the afternoon. Once those baddies were tested and reviews written, our gang moved onto the all-mountain workhorse group—some of the most versatile skis in the test —featuring planks with 101-110 millimeter waists. Wider underfoot, this collection allowed the crew to get a little more dicey: The Hollywood hit under Ajax Express saw plenty of action, just ask the high flying mullet-marauder, ski tester Ian Doherty. But, as time usually passes when one is having a blast, the day ended as quickly as it had begun. After skiing their hearts out, the gang was understandably exhausted, but hungry for day three. More fun in the sun, here we come.

PHOTO: Matt Power


PHOTO: Tamara Susa


The Ski Monster with a reminder to SEND IT.

PHOTO: Matt Power


SKIER: Jack Dimmit

PHOTO: Tamara Susa


PHOTO: Matt Power


SKIER: Ian Doherty

PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: Adam Moszynski

PHOTO: Matt Power


SKIERS: Anna Tedesco & Rhianna Borderick

PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: Henrik Lampert

PHOTO: Matt Power


PHOTOS: Matt Power


SKIER: Adam Moszynski

PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: John Douthit

PHOTO: Matt Power


PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: Mo Mitchell

PHOTO: Matt Power


SKIERS: Steve Karczewski, Adam Moszynski & Tae Westcott

PHOTO: Tamara Susa


PHOTOS: Matt Power


SKIER: Devan O’Connor

PHOTO: Matt Power


PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: John Weir

PHOTO: Matt Power


SKIER: Tec Calcagni

PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: Jack Dimmit

PHOTO: Matt Power


PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: Tec Calcagni

PHOTO: Matt Power


PHOTOS: Matt Power


SKIER: Elliot Wilkinson-Ray

PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: Mike Bartone

PHOTO: Matt Power


PHOTO: Tamara Susa


PHOTOS: Matt Power


SKIER: Tyler Theis

PHOTO: Matt Power


SKIER: Brooks Gorsuch

PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: Keaton Doyle

PHOTO: Matt Power


SKIER: Paddy O’Connell

PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: “Ski Test” Scott Kramer

PHOTO: Matt Power


PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: Michelle Cox

PHOTO: Matt Power


PHOTO: Tamara Susa


SKIER: Henrik Lampert

PHOTO: Matt Power


SKIER: Anna Tedesco

PHOTO: Tamara Susa


PHOTO: Matt Power


PHOTO: Tamara Susa

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