Welcome to Ski Testing Weekend in Hemsedal, where it's free to try out ski and snowboard gear that's new this season. Several of the biggest ski and snowboard brands will be there on Friday-Sunday.
Here you can test this year's new skis, snowboards, ski goggles, helmets and other accessories. The ski and product testing is free, and you can test as much as you want over the weekend. Besides skiing, the weekend also offers the FreeX Junior Park Jam for everyone ages 6-14, afterski, and a nice atmosphere at Hemsedal's outdoor eateries, bars, and nightclubs.
How the ski testing will work
Visit some of the many exhibitors that will be on site and get advice on which skis and snowboards are a good fit for you. Then all you have to do is leave your valid ID with the exhibitor, and hit the slopes. After testing the skis a few times, return them and then use your own skis—or test out a new pair.