Backcountry Magazine Ski Test Week – VIDEO

Apr 06 2014
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Backcountry Ski Test Week

Powder Mountain, Utah

I joined Backcountry Magazine for their annual gear test week following the antics of 30 ski testers and producing a daily Vlog for their website.

This was the first official video assignment I had taken from the magazine and I was more than excited to be flown out to Powder Mountain in Utah for a week. The series of 5 videos documents the day to day in the life of a ski tester.  The testers would take dozens of runs noting the differences in equipment.

Technically this was a very demanding assignment for me. Spending most of the days on the slopes hiking and skiing meant late nights editing and publishing the daily videos.

Original Recording Date: Apr 1-6, 2014 | Published: April 6, 2014 by PICSPORADIC 

Day 00


Backcountry Magazine’s Gear Test Week, our annual pilgrimage to Powder Mountain, Utah, kicks off with more than 40 testers evaluating over 200 skis and 100 AT and telemark boots for five days to create next fall’s 2015 Gear Guide.

Day 02

James Peak

While skiers polished off the remaining pockets of fresh snow on the slopes of Powder Mountain, a contingent of testers snuck out to James Peak to hunt down some untouched powder. Lathered in sun screen and equipped with avalanche gear, they found what the were looking for.

Day 03

On the slopes

Backountry Magazine’s annual gear test week at Powder Mountain in Utah draws over 50 independent testers to try out 2015 models of backcountry skis, boots, and bindings.


Equipment / Stats:

Panasonic GX-1
Canon FD 50mm f1.4
Nightly editing
24 hr turnaround
24fps 1080p
Sony Vegas Pro
Tascam Audio Recorder
Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3


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