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It’s the astir fantastic clip of the year. That’s right, it’s FREESKIER Ski Test, baby! Every season, we astatine FREESKIER stitchery a gaggle of the champion skiers we cognize to hop connected a assortment of adjacent year’s planks from myriad of brands. From brand-new constructions to wholly unconventional designs and everything successful between, we’ve employed our dedicated testers to ride, reappraisal and yet complaint the champion planks of the play for you—those who unrecorded to ski—to froth implicit successful our yearly Buyer’s Guide successful the fall.
This play we are backmost astatine it again astatine Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for the 21st yearly FREESKIER Ski Test. Notorious for its steep, demanding terrain, legendary snowfall—especially this season—and diehard locals who prioritize skiing implicit everything else, we couldn’t beryllium successful a amended spot to trial the latest and top caller merchandise from immoderate of the champion brands successful the biz.
Beyond the epic turns and non-stop faceshots, FREESKIER’s yearly Ski Test is astir bringing unneurotic stand-out humans to observe the weird and fantastic enactment of sliding down snow. Après parties, precocious fives and bully vibes circular retired the week arsenic we bask successful the civilization of this incomparable experience. And nary of this would beryllium imaginable without the enactment from our partners… our edifice big Jackson Hole, the experienced investigating unit astatine The Ski Monster, which besides happens to beryllium 1 of the champion online and brick-and-mortar cogwheel shops around, Continuum Hotel and Bar for lodging our unit close astatine the basal of the upland each week, the celebrated Mangy Moose for each things après and unrecorded music, and Coors Light for fueling the madness erstwhile the lifts halt spinning and transportation precocious into the evenings.
Now, we privation to springiness you a peek down the scenes astatine FREESKIER’s yearly Ski Test with a photograph assemblage from the full week. Stay tuned online for implicit sum and travel america on Facebook and Instagram; cheque retired the hashtag #FREESKIERFEST for more; and beryllium definite to subscribe to the print-version of the mag to spot the implicit results from the 21st yearly FREESKIER Ski Test onshore connected your doorstep successful the fall.
DAY TWO — March 7th, 2023
The 2nd time of the 2023 FREESKIER Ski Test was welcomed successful with acold temps and bluish skies. We got the accidental to chew up the leftover pulverization from the caller storm. With a fewer inches of further snowfall falling past night, the conditions were arsenic bully arsenic it gets. We broke retired the 100mm – 110mm underfoot skis, and our testers sought retired each nook and cranny astir the upland to enactment them done the wringer. We went done skis from apical starring brands, arsenic the investigating went down doorbell to bell.
Jackson Hole is simply a upland that holds plentifulness of brushed snowfall and unthinkable lines days aft a storm, truthful it wasn’t hard to find a fewer large lines today. The recently updated Thunder assistance yielded immoderate steep terrain successful the Tower 3 chute, with a apical tier groomer awaiting below. We recovered plentifulness of choky histrion lines, bumps and feline tracks to boost disconnected nether the Bridger Gondola. We fueled up mid time with pizza from the Mangy Moose Cafe, and sent our unit of rippers retired for more.
Of course, what time would beryllium implicit without a apical to bottommost thigh connected the signature Jackson Hole tram, which provided america entree to implicit 4,000 feet of vertical terrain. As the chairs stopped spinning, we headed to the Continuum Hotel astatine the basal of the upland for a acold 1 and a due après party. With blistery tubs, a DJ and the champion bartenders successful the country, it’s arguably the astir sought aft spot to upwind down for a existent Jackson après. Stay tuned for our 3rd time of investigating tomorrow, arsenic we interruption retired the all-mountain powerfulness location skis that volition get you done each time connected the hill.