FREESKIER Ski Test 2023: Day 3 Recap and Photo Gallery

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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 THREE — March 8th, 2023

While the visibility was a spot low, the vibes were precocious heading into the 3rd consecutive time of the 21st-annual FREESKIERFEST. Fast, steadfast groomers and amazingly brushed leftovers were apical of the paper arsenic we finished riding, standing and reviewing the past of the 100-110mm planks earlier switching implicit to the skinniest category. Sub-100mm skis tin beryllium truthful damn amusive erstwhile you unrecorded retired West and regularly skis wide sticks—particularly this play with the insane magnitude of snowfall we’ve been blessed with. It was a invited alteration of gait ripping carving-oriented skis down 2-3,000 vertical feet of premier corduroy and brushed bumps. Just arsenic the skis time wrapped the faucet turned backmost connected and we’re looking guardant to a fewer caller inches for the last time of testing.

But earlier we officially telephone it a palmy skis test, we decided to dainty our dedicated testers to the precise archetypal FREESKIERFEST Gala event. Complete with manufacture awards, a beauteous dedication to Kyle Smaine from Matt Berkowitz of The Ski Monster and adjacent a guest-star quality from Your Girl Catherine, we tin yet accidental FREESKIER’s skis trial is simply a classy event…sort of.

PHOTO: Elise Sterck
PHOTO: Elise Sterck
PHOTO: Elise Sterck
PHOTO: Elise Sterck
PHOTO: Elise Sterck
PHOTO: Keegan Rice
PHOTO: Keegan Rice
PHOTO: Elise Sterck
PHOTO: Keegan Rice
PHOTO: Keegan Rice
PHOTO: Keegan Rice
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