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2014 Indie Ski Test

We spent three days testing indie skis at Loveland and kept hitting the reset button.

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Giray Dadali of J Skis dips into Sunburst Bowl while waiting for the skies to clear. He found the goods.Thank you to our ski test sponsors:Loveland…

Giray Dadali of J Skis dips into Sunburst Bowl while waiting for the skies to clear. He found the goods.

Thank you to our ski test sponsors:
Loveland Ski Area
Optic Nerve
Upslope Brewing Company
Stanley

Assistant photo editor Kjell Ellefson takes a turn in front of the camera and his goggles go flying mid-backflip.

Assistant photo editor Kjell Ellefson takes a turn in front of the camera and his goggles go flying mid-backflip.

Tester Doug Evans slays pow during the 2014 Indie Ski Test.

Tester Doug Evans slays pow during the 2014 Indie Ski Test.

Tester Eben Mond goes big at Loveland Ski Area.

Tester Eben Mond goes big at Loveland Ski Area.

Tester Tim Dyer finds deep stashes in the trees at Loveland.

Tester Tim Dyer finds deep stashes in the trees at Loveland.

Tester Ashley Babcock finds the goods.

Tester Ashley Babcock finds the goods.

Tester Eben Mond hucks his meat at Loveland during the 2014 Indie Ski Test.

Tester Eben Mond hucks his meat at Loveland during the 2014 Indie Ski Test.

Tester Katie Peterson rips through deep snow at Loveland.

Tester Katie Peterson rips through deep snow at Loveland.

Giray Dadali of J Skis airs in Castle Rock at Loveland Ski Area.

Giray Dadali of J Skis airs in Castle Rock at Loveland Ski Area.

Loveland local and ski tester Doug Evans still finds stashes late in the afternoon.

Loveland local and ski tester Doug Evans still finds stashes late in the afternoon.

Tester Eben Mond gets air in Super Bowl, with a view of Super Nova and Velvet Hammer in the distance.

Tester Eben Mond gets air in Super Bowl, with a view of Super Nova and Velvet Hammer in the distance.

Jesse Ambrogi-Yanson of Faction Skis enjoys what the Super Bowl had to offer.

Jesse Ambrogi-Yanson of Faction Skis enjoys what the Super Bowl had to offer.

Loveland local and ski tester Doug Evans still finds stashes beneath the late afternoon sun.

Loveland local and ski tester Doug Evans still finds stashes beneath the late afternoon sun.

John Mason finds a soft landing in Super Bowl at Loveland Ski Area.

John Mason finds a soft landing in Super Bowl at Loveland Ski Area.

Tester Brendan Gooding found deep snow in the trees at Loveland Ski Area for the 2014 Indie Ski Test.

Tester Brendan Gooding found deep snow in the trees at Loveland Ski Area for the 2014 Indie Ski Test.

Tester Eben Mond tests the lightness and float of his skis during the Indie Test.

Tester Eben Mond tests the lightness and float of his skis during the Indie Test.

Even late in the afternoon Loveland local and ski tester Doug Evans still got the goods.

Even late in the afternoon Loveland local and ski tester Doug Evans still got the goods.

Giray Dadali of J Skis enjoys a pair of retro skis from Folsom while enjoying the warm afternoon sun at Loveland. Eat your heart out ladies.

Giray Dadali of J Skis enjoys a pair of retro skis from Folsom while enjoying the warm afternoon sun at Loveland. Eat your heart out ladies.

Tester Tim Dyer kept finding the deep zones at Loveland Ski Area.Thank you to our ski test sponsors:Loveland Ski AreaOptic NerveUpslope Brewing…

Tester Tim Dyer kept finding the deep zones at Loveland Ski Area.

Thank you to our ski test sponsors:
Loveland Ski Area
Optic Nerve
Upslope Brewing Company
Stanley

Tester Brenden Gooding hits the trees to find the deep stuff during the 2014 Indie Ski Test.Check out the video edit we made from our test.

Tester Brenden Gooding hits the trees to find the deep stuff during the 2014 Indie Ski Test.

Check out the video edit we made from our test.