OnTheSnow Ski Test 2014: 3 Glorious Days Ripping Snowbird, Utah

Ski Tester puttin on a show for tram riders.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski Tester puttin on a show for tram riders.
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Ski Tester puttin on a show for tram riders.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Tester, KC Gaudet means business on the frontside. With carves like this, he's an ideal Thanksgiving guest. - ©Cody Downard Photograhy

Tester, KC Gaudet means business on the frontside. With carves like this, he's an ideal Thanksgiving guest.
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Tester, KC Gaudet means business on the frontside. With carves like this, he's an ideal Thanksgiving guest. - ©Cody Downard Photograhy
Apparel sponsor, Eider, did a fantastic job matching skier profile to outerwear line.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Apparel sponsor, Eider, did a fantastic job matching skier profile to outerwear line.
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Apparel sponsor, Eider, did a fantastic job matching skier profile to outerwear line.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
OnTheSnow Ski Test, represent!  - ©Cody Downard Photography

OnTheSnow Ski Test, represent!
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OnTheSnow Ski Test, represent!  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Our Ski Test Director and fearless leader, Krista Crabtree, giving the test card lowdown.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Our Ski Test Director and fearless leader, Krista Crabtree, giving the test card lowdown.
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Our Ski Test Director and fearless leader, Krista Crabtree, giving the test card lowdown.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Ski Testers compare notes on the way to their next lap. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski Testers compare notes on the way to their next lap.
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Ski Testers compare notes on the way to their next lap. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Wanna race?  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Wanna race?
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Wanna race?  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Sharelle Rodman finding fun on the frontside, Ski Test day 1. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Sharelle Rodman finding fun on the frontside, Ski Test day 1.
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Sharelle Rodman finding fun on the frontside, Ski Test day 1. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Ski Testers this year were more swagged out than ever, outfitted head to toe with gear from anon. optics, Eider, Casio Protrek, Smartwool and DonJoy. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski Testers this year were more swagged out than ever, outfitted head to toe with gear from anon. optics, Eider, Casio Protrek, Smartwool and DonJoy.
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Ski Testers this year were more swagged out than ever, outfitted head to toe with gear from anon. optics, Eider, Casio Protrek, Smartwool and DonJoy. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Dozens of pairs of skis awaiting you among the trees... ski testing does not suck. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Dozens of pairs of skis awaiting you among the trees... ski testing does not suck.
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Dozens of pairs of skis awaiting you among the trees... ski testing does not suck. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Jill Johnson putting these frontside skis to task on day 1.  - ©Cody Downard Photograhy

Jill Johnson putting these frontside skis to task on day 1.
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Jill Johnson putting these frontside skis to task on day 1.  - ©Cody Downard Photograhy
It's good to be an OnTheSnow Ski Tester on swag day. - ©Cody Downard Photography

It's good to be an OnTheSnow Ski Tester on swag day.
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It's good to be an OnTheSnow Ski Tester on swag day. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Testers lapped the Gadzoom lift nonstop on the first day of Ski Test, 2014. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Testers lapped the Gadzoom lift nonstop on the first day of Ski Test, 2014.
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Testers lapped the Gadzoom lift nonstop on the first day of Ski Test, 2014. - ©Cody Downard Photography
There's a reason why skiers are obsessed with Snowbird, and the tram might have something to do with it. - ©Cody Downard Photography

There's a reason why skiers are obsessed with Snowbird, and the tram might have something to do with it.
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There's a reason why skiers are obsessed with Snowbird, and the tram might have something to do with it. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Our swag table floweth over this year, thanks to sponsors: Casio Protrek, anon., Eider, DonJoy and Smartwool - ©Cody Downard Photography

Our swag table floweth over this year, thanks to sponsors: Casio Protrek, anon., Eider, DonJoy and Smartwool
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Our swag table floweth over this year, thanks to sponsors: Casio Protrek, anon., Eider, DonJoy and Smartwool - ©Cody Downard Photography
Diligent ski testers cranking through cards.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Diligent ski testers cranking through cards.
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Diligent ski testers cranking through cards.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
A ski tester getting it done on day 1.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

A ski tester getting it done on day 1.
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A ski tester getting it done on day 1.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
We get by with a little help from our brand friends. - ©Cody Downard Photography

We get by with a little help from our brand friends.
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We get by with a little help from our brand friends. - ©Cody Downard Photography
There's enough terrain off the Gadzoom lift to keep us busy for three days. - ©Cody Downard Photography

There's enough terrain off the Gadzoom lift to keep us busy for three days.
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There's enough terrain off the Gadzoom lift to keep us busy for three days. - ©Cody Downard Photography
OnTheSnow Ski Test and Snowbird are a match made in skier heaven. - ©Cody Downard Photography

OnTheSnow Ski Test and Snowbird are a match made in skier heaven.
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OnTheSnow Ski Test and Snowbird are a match made in skier heaven. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Our drool-worthy sponsor table.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Our drool-worthy sponsor table.
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Our drool-worthy sponsor table.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Our pit crew was especially busy on day 1 with all those insanely speedy frontside laps.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Our pit crew was especially busy on day 1 with all those insanely speedy frontside laps.
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Our pit crew was especially busy on day 1 with all those insanely speedy frontside laps.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Ski hard, eat well.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski hard, eat well.
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Ski hard, eat well.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
No sleep the night before a powder day! - ©Cody Downard Photography

No sleep the night before a powder day!
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No sleep the night before a powder day! - ©Cody Downard Photography
Early ups on the tram, day 2... because we've got our powder priorities straight.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Early ups on the tram, day 2... because we've got our powder priorities straight.
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Early ups on the tram, day 2... because we've got our powder priorities straight.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Ski Test Director, Krista Crabtree, charging a tram lap.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski Test Director, Krista Crabtree, charging a tram lap.
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Ski Test Director, Krista Crabtree, charging a tram lap.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Found it!  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Found it!
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Found it!  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Ski Test day 2 = Powder skis! - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski Test day 2 = Powder skis!
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Ski Test day 2 = Powder skis! - ©Cody Downard Photography
Get it! - ©Cody Downard Photography

Get it!
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Get it! - ©Cody Downard Photography
Next up, chainsaws.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Next up, chainsaws.
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Next up, chainsaws.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
We love our binding techs... official and otherwise! - ©Cody Downard Photography

We love our binding techs... official and otherwise!
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We love our binding techs... official and otherwise! - ©Cody Downard Photography
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5" was plenty to give powder skis a proper test drive during Ski Test 2014.
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Ski Test day 2 was a powder playground. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski Test day 2 was a powder playground.
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Ski Test day 2 was a powder playground. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Bonus points for matching ski to kit.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Bonus points for matching ski to kit.
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Bonus points for matching ski to kit.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Getting deep on Ski Test day 2. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Getting deep on Ski Test day 2.
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Getting deep on Ski Test day 2. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Snowbird has an indescribable mystique.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Snowbird has an indescribable mystique.
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Snowbird has an indescribable mystique.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Ali Sibley ready to rock with pow skis in hand. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ali Sibley ready to rock with pow skis in hand.
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Ali Sibley ready to rock with pow skis in hand. - ©Cody Downard Photography
What would we do without our manufacturer friends, tuning test skis on-demand?   - ©Cody Downard Photography

What would we do without our manufacturer friends, tuning test skis on-demand?
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What would we do without our manufacturer friends, tuning test skis on-demand?   - ©Cody Downard Photography
Ski testers have a

Ski testers have a "rough life."
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Ski testers have a
Having a yurt never hurts.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Having a yurt never hurts.
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Having a yurt never hurts.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
So many choices, so little time... - ©Cody Downard Photography

So many choices, so little time...
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So many choices, so little time... - ©Cody Downard Photography
They arrived testers and left friends.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

They arrived testers and left friends.
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They arrived testers and left friends.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Snowbird's famed terrain provides endless lines to explore. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Snowbird's famed terrain provides endless lines to explore.
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Snowbird's famed terrain provides endless lines to explore. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Day 3 at Snowbird was bluebird all the way, but testers were still finding the pow to see what these all-mountain skis are made of. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Day 3 at Snowbird was bluebird all the way, but testers were still finding the pow to see what these all-mountain skis are made of.
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Day 3 at Snowbird was bluebird all the way, but testers were still finding the pow to see what these all-mountain skis are made of. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Tester, Harper Phillips gettin' after it on day 3, all-mountain skis. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Tester, Harper Phillips gettin' after it on day 3, all-mountain skis.
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Tester, Harper Phillips gettin' after it on day 3, all-mountain skis. - ©Cody Downard Photography
What time is it? Ski Test time! Watches from sponsor, Casio Protrek kept our testers on time and to task. - ©Cody Downard Photography

What time is it? Ski Test time! Watches from sponsor, Casio Protrek kept our testers on time and to task.
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What time is it? Ski Test time! Watches from sponsor, Casio Protrek kept our testers on time and to task. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Rossignol/Dynastar's Thor Verdonk hard at work keeping our test skis in tip top shape. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Rossignol/Dynastar's Thor Verdonk hard at work keeping our test skis in tip top shape.
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Rossignol/Dynastar's Thor Verdonk hard at work keeping our test skis in tip top shape. - ©Cody Downard Photography
The Snowbird scene. - ©Cody Downard Photography

The Snowbird scene.
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The Snowbird scene. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Keeping those skis tuned and our testers off their faces.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Keeping those skis tuned and our testers off their faces.
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Keeping those skis tuned and our testers off their faces.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
To send or not to send?  - ©Cody Downard Photography

To send or not to send?
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To send or not to send?  - ©Cody Downard Photography
A lone ski tester takes a lap. - ©Cody Downard Photography

A lone ski tester takes a lap.
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A lone ski tester takes a lap. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Bluebird day with powder; what more could a tester ask for on day 3? - ©Cody Downard Photography

Bluebird day with powder; what more could a tester ask for on day 3?
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Bluebird day with powder; what more could a tester ask for on day 3? - ©Cody Downard Photography
The tester snowball fight that almost happened. - ©Cody Downard Photography

The tester snowball fight that almost happened.
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The tester snowball fight that almost happened. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Krista Crabtree, task master... er, Test Director. - ©Cody Downard Photography

Krista Crabtree, task master... er, Test Director.
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Krista Crabtree, task master... er, Test Director. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Tester debrief at the end of day 3.   - ©Cody Downard Photography

Tester debrief at the end of day 3.
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Tester debrief at the end of day 3.   - ©Cody Downard Photography
Ski testing is a game of grab and go! - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski testing is a game of grab and go!
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Ski testing is a game of grab and go! - ©Cody Downard Photography
OnTheSnow Ski Test 2014/2015 Sponsors. - ©Cody Downard Photography

OnTheSnow Ski Test 2014/2015 Sponsors.
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OnTheSnow Ski Test 2014/2015 Sponsors. - ©Cody Downard Photography
Cheers to our awesome ski testers at the well-deserved après party.   - ©Cody Downard Photography

Cheers to our awesome ski testers at the well-deserved après party.
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Cheers to our awesome ski testers at the well-deserved après party.   - ©Cody Downard Photography
Drinks on Ski Test sponsor, Bud Light, making the OnTheSnow happy hour a whole lot happier.  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Drinks on Ski Test sponsor, Bud Light, making the OnTheSnow happy hour a whole lot happier.
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Drinks on Ski Test sponsor, Bud Light, making the OnTheSnow happy hour a whole lot happier.  - ©Cody Downard Photography
Testers got a second round of swag during the OnTheSnow après at the Seven Summits Club at Snowbird.   - ©Cody Downard Photography

Testers got a second round of swag during the OnTheSnow après at the Seven Summits Club at Snowbird.
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Testers got a second round of swag during the OnTheSnow après at the Seven Summits Club at Snowbird.   - ©Cody Downard Photography
And the Ramp Brewski goes to...KC Gaudet! - ©Cody Downard Photography

And the Ramp Brewski goes to...KC Gaudet!
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And the Ramp Brewski goes to...KC Gaudet! - ©Cody Downard Photography
The team that skis together... loves their job! - ©Cody Downard Photography

The team that skis together... loves their job!
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The team that skis together... loves their job! - ©Cody Downard Photography
If you're testing skis, Snowbird is the place to be! - ©Cody Downard Photography

If you're testing skis, Snowbird is the place to be!
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If you're testing skis, Snowbird is the place to be! - ©Cody Downard Photography

Resort: Snowbird


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