DISCLAIMER: The 2021 FREESKIER Ski Test is being held under strict Covid-1 9 etiquettes, ensuring everyone has tested negative for the virus, wears a mask and physically distances from others involved in the event.

It seems like only yesterday that the FREESKIER crew, our coveted group of testers and brand representation from over 30 of the best ski manufacturers in the business converged last year in Aspen for the annual Ski Test, the most difficult, baddest ski review in the industry. Since then, so much has changed–you know, that entire Coronavirus thing–but we’re proud to say that WE’RE BACK and we’re doing the damn thing for the 19 th consecutive time.

Yet, Aspen’s unrivaled area remains the same — 675 acres and 3,267 paws of vertical–offering the ideal testing grounds for grading and examining the best skis on sale next season. Everyone testing skis frequencies each duo on the spot, so we can compile the most accurate information possible in the process of preparing our annual Buyer’s Guide, which comes ended with gear reviews and expert advice on how to find your dream setup.


Thanks to Aspen Snowmass for hosting our raucou crew; The Ski Monster for has become a one-stop-shop–online and in-store–for everything ski-related; and the Limelight Hotel for requiring comfy burrows merely steps away from the Silver Queen Gondola during this year’s week-long test.

Below, take a peek at our first night in Aspen–the load-in and storage process of hundreds of new skis–and abide tuned online for terminated coverage all week long. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, check out the hashtag #FREESKIERFEST for more, and is ensured to subscribe to the print-version of the magazine to see the terminated results from the 19 th annual FREESKIER Ski Test land on your doorstep in the fall.

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