Featured Picture: Elise Sterck
It’s probably the most fantastic time of the yr. That’s proper, it’s FREESKIER Ski Check, child! Each season, we at FREESKIER collect a gaggle of the perfect skiers we all know to hop on quite a lot of subsequent yr’s planks from myriad of manufacturers. From brand-new constructions to completely unconventional designs and every little thing in between, we’ve employed our devoted testers to experience, overview and finally fee the perfect planks of the season for you—avid gear junkies—to froth over in our annual Purchaser’s Information within the fall.
This season we’re again at it once more at Jackson Gap Mountain Resort for the twenty first annual FREESKIER Ski Check. Infamous for its steep, demanding terrain, legendary snowfall—particularly this season—and diehard locals who prioritize snowboarding over every little thing else, we couldn’t be in a greater place to check the most recent and biggest new product from a few of the finest manufacturers within the biz.
Past the epic turns and continuous faceshots, FREESKIER’s annual Ski Check is about bringing collectively stand-out people to rejoice the bizarre act of sliding down snow. Après events, excessive fives and good vibes spherical out the week as we bask within the tradition of this incomparable expertise. And none of this may be attainable with out the assist from our companions… our resort host Jackson Gap, the skilled testing crew at The Ski Monster, which additionally occurs to be among the best on-line and brick-and-mortar gear retailers round, Continuum Resort and Bar for housing our crew proper on the base of the mountain all week, the well-known Mangy Moose for all issues après and stay music, and Coors Mild for fueling the insanity as soon as the lifts cease spinning and carry late into the evenings.
Now, we need to provide you with a peek behind the scenes at FREESKIER’s annual Ski Check with a photograph gallery from your entire week. Keep tuned on-line for full protection and comply with us on Fb and Instagram; take a look at the hashtag #FREESKIERFEST for extra; and be sure you subscribe to the print-version of the journal to see the entire outcomes from the twenty first annual FREESKIER Ski Check land in your doorstep within the fall.
DAY ONE — March sixth, 2023
This season has been one for the report books all through the Mountain West and Jackson Gap Mountain Resort has actually not been lacking out on the continuous snowfall. With over 30 inches of latest snow within the final 5 days and one other three in a single day, we kicked off the primary day of FREESKIER Ski Check 2023 with a powdery bang. Beginning with the fatties, something 110 millimeters or wider underfoot had been taken out to plunder the products and we capped off the epic first day with an age-old custom: FREESKIERFEST Flip Cup match. Staff 4-Pores and skin walked away with the bragging rights however actually, with Jackson Gap’s present 117-inch base depth, we’re all winners this week.