Ski Test 2015/2016 kicked off March 2, 2015, returning to Snowbird, Utah a third consecutive year for three days of lapping some of the best terrain in the Rockies. And our timing's never been better, with Mother Nature deciding to bless this test with 26 inches of fresh snow throughout for hands down the best conditions we've skied all season... not to mention in the history of this event.
Our test team of 18 consisted of 11 men and 9 women who hopped on close to 120 different pairs of skis across four categories broken out by waist width and terrain type: Frontside, All-Mountain Front, All-Mountain Back and Powder. Each ski is given a one-run shot to impress testers, who pick apart its performance in terms of carving, stability, playfulness, float and versatility criteria on a 1–5 scale. This year, testers also considered the skier profile/type of skier who would have their best day on the ski in question.