Backcountry Magazine Board Test Week Returns!

backcountry magazine board test week testers crested butte

Photo: Drew Zieff

It may be the end of the resort season, but that doesn’t mean the end of riding season. Starting Friday Backcountry Magazine will be making their annual pilgrimage to Crested Butte for their famous Board Test Week. 40+ testers, both local and out-of-town, will be descending on Crested Butte this Friday using Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s world-famous Extreme Limits terrain as their test piece over the weekend.  Check out our Facebook page as we share daily blog posts and photos from the team.

tester from backcountry magazine tweaks stance during board test week in crested butte

Photo: Drew Zieff

Starting Monday, March 27th the team will venture into the backcountry with Irwin Guides to run boards through the full range of conditions. From March 27-30 we will be hosting photos from this portion of Board Test Week on our @visitgcb Instagram page. Be sure to follow us to get the latest shots from this awesome event.

From Test Director Drew Zieff, “We’ve got an incredible team of testers between the local crew and the folks who are flying out specifically for the testing event.”

snowboard lineup in crested butte

Photo: Drew Zieff

Over the course of the week these testers will have their pick of over 100 different boards from 20 different brands, and each one will get a thorough rundown. In addition to the days at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and in the local backcountry, testers will also take a hut trip to Lost Wonder Hut off Monarch Pass and partake in a day of cat-skiing at Monarch Mountain.

Describing the test, Drew Zieff wrote, “Board Test Week has an awesome history in Crested Butte, and I’m honored to continue this tradition. Over the course of a week, our crew works hard and plays hard, and the result is that we produce some of the most trustworthy and legit board reviews out there.”

Check out some of these photos from last year’s Board Test Week to get an idea of what’s coming down the pipes on your social media feeds. Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us at @visitgcb on Instagram for the most up-to-date content. Want even more? Check out Backcountry Magazine on Instagram and Facebook.

pow surfin in crested butte colorado

Photo: Drew Zieff

jibbing rocks at crested butte

Photo: Drew Zieff

Author: Bryan Boyle

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