On March 20, Backcountry Magazine's crew of more than 50 testers will descend on Powder Mountain, Utah for the sixth time at the 10th Annual Gear Test Week.

There, they'll be met by nearly 400 skis, boots and bindings from 50 or so manufacturers. The goal? Test it all in five days, determine the very best, and crown the winners with the 2014 Editors' Choice Award.

Stay tuned for daily updates from the 2014 Gear Test Week.

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Backcountry Magazine's annual descent upon Powder Mountain has commenced. After cross-country travel, flying over snow storms and overnights spent in airports, all of our 50 testers have arrived, and Gear Test Week is now officially underway.
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Freeheeler and veteran tester Baron Von Shaggleton Bailey gets profiled. (Read more...)



Mounted with GoPros, Chief Videographer Teo Campbell captured the mood of day one during Backcountry's gear test week.
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