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#IndieTest2015

We set our testers loose at Loveland Ski Area for 3 days to test indie skis and document their laps via Instagram. This is what they came back with.

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We turned our indie ski testers, ski brands, and staff loose with their phones to capture what our #IndieSkiTest2015 looked like at Loveland Ski…

We turned our indie ski testers, ski brands, and staff loose with their phones to capture what our #IndieSkiTest2015 looked like at Loveland Ski Area. This is what they found.

Today we kick off #IndieTest2015 at @lovelandskiarea. It's our annual test of new skis from small-batch, independent ski manufacturers. Photo:…

Today we kick off #IndieTest2015 at @lovelandskiarea. It’s our annual test of new skis from small-batch, independent ski manufacturers. Photo: @kbascetta. #skitest2015

Greetings from the continental divide! First day at @lovelandskiarea for @skiingmagazine and #indietest2015 Kate and Alex are super fans.

Greetings from the continental divide! First day at @lovelandskiarea for @skiingmagazine and #indietest2015 Kate and Alex are super fans.

Money spring conditions @lovelandskiarea today for #IndieTest2015. [Skier: tester @mikeybritt25, Photo: @timskid].

Money spring conditions @lovelandskiarea today for #IndieTest2015. [Skier: tester @mikeybritt25, Photo: @timskid].

We're @lovelandskiarea for day 2 of #IndieTest2015, and @odellbrewing just dropped off the poster for our collab beer, Send It Stout.

We’re @lovelandskiarea for day 2 of #IndieTest2015, and @odellbrewing just dropped off the poster for our collab beer, Send It Stout.

#cheers to day 2 of @skiingmagazine #indietest2015! Thanks to @odellbrewing for keeping us hydrated and @lovelandskiarea for hosting!

#cheers to day 2 of @skiingmagazine #indietest2015! Thanks to @odellbrewing for keeping us hydrated and @lovelandskiarea for hosting!

Words of wisdom delivered from @blackcrows_skis at the @skiingmagazine #IndieTest2015 today - #dontneglecttheforeplay

Words of wisdom delivered from @blackcrows_skis at the @skiingmagazine #IndieTest2015 today – #dontneglecttheforeplay

Skiing Mag tester (and former Tour de France competitor) Timmy Duggan selects a set of test skis today at @lovelandskiarea during day 2 of…

Skiing Mag tester (and former Tour de France competitor) Timmy Duggan selects a set of test skis today at @lovelandskiarea during day 2 of #IndieTest2015. One more day of testing for us tomorrow.

Fresh snow and sunshine while @sean__benson tests skis @lovelandskiarea today. #springskiing #IndieTest2015 #skitest2015 Photo: @kbascetta

Fresh snow and sunshine while @sean__benson tests skis @lovelandskiarea today. #springskiing #IndieTest2015 #skitest2015 Photo: @kbascetta

Went exploring at the end of @skiingmagazine #IndieTest2015 day 2 and found the goods.

Went exploring at the end of @skiingmagazine #IndieTest2015 day 2 and found the goods.

@timskid with the snap today at #lovelandskiarea for @skiingmagazine #indietest2015 with @folsomskis.

@timskid with the snap today at #lovelandskiarea for @skiingmagazine #indietest2015 with @folsomskis.

Killer day with @skiingmagazine for the #indietest2015 @lovelandskiarea #Powder turns courtesy of @jenny_ryden_harris

Killer day with @skiingmagazine for the #indietest2015 @lovelandskiarea #Powder turns courtesy of @jenny_ryden_harris

Today the @skiingmagazine gear testers put our Abyss through the wringer at @lovelandskiarea during #IndieTest2015. Can't wait for the results!…

Today the @skiingmagazine gear testers put our Abyss through the wringer at @lovelandskiarea during #IndieTest2015. Can’t wait for the results! Photo: @nosnowsnakes

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The “spring” skiing is going off right now! #indietest2015 @skiingmagazine @lovelandskiarea [Photo: @timskid]

Powder day at @lovelandskiarea with @folsomskis and @libertyskis during @skiingmagazine #indietest2015. Great skiing with some great folks!

Powder day at @lovelandskiarea with @folsomskis and @libertyskis during @skiingmagazine #indietest2015. Great skiing with some great folks!

Day 3 at the @lovelandskiarea with @skiingmagazine for the Independent Brand Ski Test #HokkaidoSki #indietest2015

Day 3 at the @lovelandskiarea with @skiingmagazine for the Independent Brand Ski Test #HokkaidoSki #indietest2015

Run No. 73 at #IndieTest2015. Two more test skis and we're done. Thanks for being a great host, @lovelandskiarea. Great snow, killer terrain, and a…

Run No. 73 at #IndieTest2015. Two more test skis and we’re done. Thanks for being a great host, @lovelandskiarea. Great snow, killer terrain, and a refreshingly low-key vibe. Pictured: fun new models from @factionskis and @dynafit

Special thanks to @skiingmagazine and @lovelandskiarea for hosting #indietest2015 and @odellbrewing for supplying the suds! Stop by for the debut of…

Special thanks to @skiingmagazine and @lovelandskiarea for hosting #indietest2015 and @odellbrewing for supplying the suds! Stop by for the debut of the Odell’s Send It Stout.

@jessi_luwho and @astismittens having a good run @lovelandskiarea testing skis for @skiingmagazine #IndieTest2015

@jessi_luwho and @astismittens having a good run @lovelandskiarea testing skis for @skiingmagazine #IndieTest2015

@mikeybritt25 found some powder testing some of next season's @fatypus skis @lovelandskiarea today. Go test some for yourself tomorrow when the demo…

@mikeybritt25 found some powder testing some of next season’s @fatypus skis @lovelandskiarea today. Go test some for yourself tomorrow when the demo opens to the public for FREE! Then quench your après thirst with our custom @odellbrewing Send It Stout. Hope to see you there! [Photo: @kbascetta] #colorado #springskiing #frontranging #IndieTest2015

@timmydugganusa carving through the trees @lovelandskiarea for @skiingmagazine #indietest2015 #eldoraceteamrocks #myjobdoesntsuck

@timmydugganusa carving through the trees @lovelandskiarea for @skiingmagazine #indietest2015 #eldoraceteamrocks #myjobdoesntsuck

I had a fun time ripping around on some great indie brands with @skiingmagazine today. Thanks for getting another awesome shot Casey Day aka:…

I had a fun time ripping around on some great indie brands with @skiingmagazine today. Thanks for getting another awesome shot Casey Day aka: @powderfactoryskis #followhim #indietest2015 #skiingisnotacrime

Thanks for the lift @lovelandskiarea. #indietest2015

Thanks for the lift @lovelandskiarea. #indietest2015

@mikeybritt25 cruising down Wild Child @lovelandskiarea yesterday. @skiingmagazine #indietest2015

@mikeybritt25 cruising down Wild Child @lovelandskiarea yesterday. @skiingmagazine #indietest2015

Great day to test some of next season's skis @lovelandskiarea - come join the fun! Here's @timmydugganusa charging on some @blackcrows_skis Photo:…

Great day to test some of next season’s skis @lovelandskiarea – come join the fun! Here’s @timmydugganusa charging on some @blackcrows_skis Photo: @kbascetta #indietest2015 #colorado #skiing

#4frnt #kye110 in its natural habitat, #catskiing @lovelandskiarea. Thanks for the lift. #indietest2015

#4frnt #kye110 in its natural habitat, #catskiing @lovelandskiarea. Thanks for the lift. #indietest2015

It's a beautiful day in the mountains. What's on your agenda today? #SendItStout #IndieTest2015

It’s a beautiful day in the mountains. What’s on your agenda today? #SendItStout #IndieTest2015