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Backcountry Equipment Made in Utah, USA

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Local Since 1980 Voile skis are made in Utah and have been since day one. We started making backcountry equipment in 1980 right here in Salt Lake City with the Wasatch Mountains as our backdrop and R&D field. In a highly globalized production world, many companies outsource manufacturing overseas for cheap labor. The 98 percent of Voile products are made …

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Voile Women’s Backcountry Skis and Splitboards

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In an industry historically dominated by men, female skiers worldwide have been making strides to level the playfield. There have always been badass lady shredders, but their accomplishment sometimes drown in a sea of ski-bro testosterone. Not only are there some serious female rippers pioneering mountaineering ascents and big mountain lines, but the influence they bring to the industry is …

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Human Powered

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You crush mountains before breakfast. You know better than most that any worthy goal requires dedication. The same is true for making the gear that will take you there… and bring you back safely. That’s why we are dedicated to our Utah facility, that’s why we are thankful for the skilled hands and sharp minds that have kept us going …

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Voilé Service Center

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Now Open! If you’re in the area drop by the Voile Service Center: 2644 South Constitution Blvd (2700 West)  Salt Lake City, Utah 84119 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. WINTER HOURS COMING SOON! The showroom features our full product line including spare parts, soft goods and accessories, as well as a demo center for current Voilé skis and splitboards. Demo skis and …

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About Voile

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Are we a French Company? The short answer is no. Let’s put it this way: A microwaved burrito is way more common in our lunchroom than a baguette and brie. After work, beer is far more likely to be imbibed than wine. And secondhand smoke from a Gauloise would never be tolerated. So what’s up with our Eurotrash, pseudo-Franco-phile name? …

Innovation.

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Look what came into the shop today!…. No big deal, it’s just the first Voilé ski ever made! Pressed sometime around 1994, at the Evolution Ski company in Salt Lake City. It was first called the Wasatch Fat, which later became the Tele Surf. It was 185cm tall: 117mm in the tip, 95mm at the waist and 110mm at the …

Voile Acquires Sentury Snowboards of Reno, Nevada, Hires Founder Ben Harmon

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Continuing a strong commitment to US based manufacturing of splitboards and skis, Voile Manufacturing acquired boutique, high quality manufacturer, Sentury Snowboards of Reno Nevada in September 2011. Started by founder and engineer Ben Harmon in 2000, Sentury has been the recipient of the ISPO brand new award for lightweight composite snowboard design as well as X-Games medal winners and Olympians …

Cowboy Splitboards Voile!

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In 1991 Brett “Cowboy” Kobernik met the owner of Voile, Mark “Wally” Wariakois and Cowboy and Wally started the splitboard revolution. Seen here in Powderwhore’s new movie Breaking Trail, Cowboy talks about his career as a Utah Avalanche Forecaster and the early days at Voile prototyping the first Voile splitboard. Not to mention making some sweet turns on the original …