Gear Test Week 2017 came to an end on Saturday, after five days of bell-to-bell skiing for more than 40 testers at Powder Mountain, Utah. The week ran the gamut of conditions, starting on Monday with heavy snowfall that lasted through Wednesday. This provided perfect conditions to test skis with a little bit more girth underfoot.
As the sun made a more regular appearance toward the end of the week, testers hopped on skinnier skis to see what the best tools for chop might be in next year’s lineup. Finally, on Friday, the Backcountry group was gifted with a finale of two “beach skiing” days, with bluebird, sunny skies warming up south-facing slopes, giving everyone the opportunity to try their hand—or rather feet—at some prime spring skiing.
Here’s a teaser of what last week had to offer, with more photography recaps to come throughout the week.
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