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Ski Test 2014/2015 Day 2: Powder Plank Playground

17th March 2014 | Heather B. Fried

News Regions: Utah, Rocky Mountains

Resorts in this article: Snowbird

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Copyright: Cody Downard Photography

While praying for feet, 5" of fresh would do just fine for our resourceful ski testers on day two, when brands busted out the powder planks at 108 mm and topping out at 124 mm under foot. 

The couple of testers lucky enough to get in on the early-up tram lap definitely found it, but all seemed to be more than able to assess floatation as they checked skis off their list. As with the first day, select skiers were tasked with also test-driving the all-mountain back category—also new this year, with waist widths in the 90–106 mm. 

Found it!   - © Cody Downard Photography

Found it!

Copyright: Cody Downard Photography

The OnTheSnow après party capped off our powder day at the Seven Summits Club at Snowbird, where tester and manufacturer alike kicked back for some snacks, swag, a sip or two and prizes. Some of our most diligent ski testers even finished filling out test cards as they finished off their drinks... hopefully data we won't have to discard down the line for lack of legibility!

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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