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Ski Test 2013: Day 3

Day three arrives not with a whimper, but with a bang.


Tester Josh Povec eats the head of tester Gordy Mergroz for dinner at Snowbird's Lodge Bistro.Behind the scenes of Ski Test 2013: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day…

Tester Josh Povec eats the head of tester Gordy Mergroz for dinner at Snowbird’s Lodge Bistro.

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Each ski is evaluated in nine categories. It's kind of like a dating service: Playfulness, Flotation and Crud Performance are always key…

Each ski is evaluated in nine categories. It’s kind of like a dating service: Playfulness, Flotation and Crud Performance are always key characteristics in a relationship.

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Testers Scott Basso, Jeremy Benson and Dan Withey riding hard in the wind buff off Little Cloud lift.Behind the scenes of Ski Test 2013: Day 1 | Day…

Testers Scott Basso, Jeremy Benson and Dan Withey riding hard in the wind buff off Little Cloud lift.

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Head's Andrew Couperthwait stealing some skis.Behind the scenes of Ski Test 2013: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Head’s Andrew Couperthwait stealing some skis.

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Skiing senior ed Kevin Luby rocking a canary yellow onesie testing the Blizzard Bonafide. Photo: Jeremy Benson.Behind the scenes of Ski Test 2013:…

Skiing senior ed Kevin Luby rocking a canary yellow onesie testing the Blizzard Bonafide. Photo: Jeremy Benson.

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Amber Gale crushing an early tram photo session during test week. Photo: Jeremy BensonBehind the scenes of Ski Test 2013: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day…

Amber Gale crushing an early tram photo session during test week. Photo: Jeremy Benson

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Salomon's Travis Tomczak fixes a scuff on the edge of the new Q90.Behind the scenes of Ski Test 2013: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Salomon’s Travis Tomczak fixes a scuff on the edge of the new Q90.

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Derek may be camera shy but Volkl's skis are decidedly not.Behind the scenes of Ski Test 2013: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Derek may be camera shy but Volkl’s skis are decidedly not.

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Sweet ski. Lousy Bean-town hat.Behind the scenes of Ski Test 2013: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Sweet ski. Lousy Bean-town hat.

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Blizzard's Jed Buke.Behind the scenes of Ski Test 2013: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Blizzard’s Jed Buke.

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Brain trust of male testers at the end of the day in the Cliff Lodge.Behind the scenes of Ski Test 2013: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Brain trust of male testers at the end of the day in the Cliff Lodge.

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Women testers sort it all out in the Cliff. (Yeah, they don't take themselves as seriously as the guys do.)Behind the scenes of Ski Test 2013: Day 1…

Women testers sort it all out in the Cliff. (Yeah, they don’t take themselves as seriously as the guys do.)

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With a few bay leaves.Behind the scenes of Ski Test 2013: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

With a few bay leaves.

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