Plainly put, #FreeskierFest is a blast. Between testing hundreds of next year’s skis, the on-hill shenanigans, the après parties, family dinners and late night debauchery, there’s hardly a dull moment. We realize most of you are only able to follow along with the action via the web, and so this year we challenged our ski testers and brand reps to blow up the #FreeskierFest hashtag via Instagram, Twitter, Vine, etc, all in the hopes of giving you a great behind the scenes look at what goes down during our annual ski tests. We even went so far as to offer champagne to the individuals who posted the best photos—as voted on by the Freeskier staff.
All in all, we saw 285 photos shared during our stay in Aspen tagged #FreeskierFest. Of those, these are our favorite 25, in no particular order.
by 4frnt_skis | @pit_viper demands respect & authority! @katrinadevore @collie_i #FreeskierFest
by aspensnowmass | Put a bird on it! #FreeskierFest
by mattiassullivan | Après on the couch for #FreeskierFest ski tester and @pit_viper CEO Truck Mudflaps.
by blizzimages | @packywestfeldt your best air of the season… #FreeskierFest
by collie_i | This guy needs an invite to #FreeskierFest next year.
by ghydle | #FreeskierFest
by grantsavidge | A #regram from @freeskiermagazine from this last week of testing up @aspensnowmass for #FreeskierFest. Here I am giving @volklskis a proper run through.
by jeffrey_teej_alden | Mimosas at the bottom. #FreeskierFest
by jonnyklemchuk | Where’s your #asspen? #cougar #FreeskierFest
by ghydle | Long last run. #FreeskierFest
by kylepalmer | That’s how we roll at #FreeskierFest. #HotDog #BBQ
by leahfielding | #FreeskierFest indeed! #polewack
by mattberky | @starrj getting iced to finish off the @spyderantidote event at #skyhotel. #FreeskierFest
by mattberky | Standard night at #FreeskierFest. #lancearmstrong
by mattiassullivan | Just hand us the champagne. We are having the most fun today and killing it at the #FreeskierFest. [Champagne winner, day one.]
by packywestfeldt | Staying safe at #FreeskierFest.
by pit_viper | Folsom guys at #FreeskierFest. [Champagne winner, day three.]
by ghydle | #FreeskierFest complete!
by skitestscott | Sun’s out guns out here at #FreeskierFest.
by stillonaboat | #Iced #FreeskierFest
by trappedinaspen | A little morning humor here at #FreeskierFest.
by mattiassullivan | I’m So obsessed with testing skis that I shower with them. #ShamelessSelfy #Eharmony #FreeskierFest
by grantsavidge | Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. The #FreeskierFest testers say hello. [Champagne winner, day four.]
by ozskier | “Hey kids.” @jonnyklemchuk #FreeskierFest.
by scottyvermerris | #FreeskierFest [Champagne winner, day two.]
For more, be sure to check out Freeskier’s own Instagram photostream, or see all of the #FreeskierFest photos here.