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Ski Test 2014/2015 Day 1: Freakishly Fast on the Frontside

17th March 2014 | Heather B. Fried

News Regions: Utah, Rocky Mountains

Resorts in this article: Snowbird

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A mostly greybird day with snow toggling between crusty groomer and mashed-potatoey crud didn't keep our testers from lapping up the frontside on skis with waist widths ranging from 70–86 mm. To the contrary, it actually provided some very interesting variable conditions as the weather warmed and cooled—allowing testers to put their frontside boards through the ringer on each run.  

Teasing us with a flake or two here and there, testers had fun carving corduroy cruisers 'till their hearts content or legs gave out... whichever came first. With an impressive day-one record-setting 24 pairs of skis tested, KC Gaudet threw down the gauntlet early, never to be outdone in the days to come... even by himself. 

In addition to frontside skis, some testers doubled up on categories, also taking our new all-mountain front fleet for a spin. These skis' waist widths are on the narrower side of the all-mountain range, generally measuring in at around 88 mm under foot.

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation