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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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2021 BIPOC Backcountry Scholarship

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We venture into the mountains for the unique tranquility and personal growth they provide. As a long-time member of the outdoor industry, we recognize the lack of diversity in outdoor spaces and have come to face the troubling reality that these spaces are not exempt from discrimination. Equitable access and representation in the outdoors is something to strive for and …

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New V-Team Captain invites underrepresented skier and splitboarder communities to apply

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There are countless athlete and ambassador teams in the ski industry, but V-team is different in many ways. It could be argued that Voile’s motto says it all: “Simple. Solid. Backcountry.” Our singular focus is backcountry travel; V-team members are tourers at heart. Whether maintaining mental health, building fitness, ticking off objectives, or seeking the simple pleasure of meadow skipping, …

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Voile Equipment Review Giveaway 2021

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Voile Equipment Review Giveaway 2021 feature photo of Nick D’Alessio by Rachael Dickhute. Now’s your chance to win big- a $800 Voile gift card (enough for a pair of Voile skis or a Voile splitboard!). Submit a review of any current Voile brand product that you’ve personally experienced. Any reviews of Voile brand products submitted on www.voile.com between January 1, …

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Exploring the Wind Rivers via Splitboard

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Exploring the Wind Rivers via Splitboard photos by Zach and Cindi Grant. It was like we were on a different planet- we didn’t see another soul. Well, other than the local Chickadees, Roberts Nutcrackers, and some Grey Squirrels. It was refreshing to get away from it all. Away from all the comforts and distractions of modern-day life. The time consumers; …

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5 Tips for Motherhood in the Mountains

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Motherhood in the Mountains photos courtesy of Ben Girardi. This winter, I found myself consistently waking up at 4 a.m. Instead of alpine starts answering the call of the mountains, I was responding to the cries of my infant son. As I approached motherhood, part of me worried that I would lose my drive for splitboarding instead of adventures in …

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Weathering the Storm – Splitboarding the Tordrillos, AK: part 2

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“Weathering the Storm” is a continuation of “Splitboarding the Tordrillos: part 1“Feature photo by Zach Clanton. That evening we got a weather report. Partly cloudy – scattered storms. The weather moves in off the Cook, 60 miles away and the closest place that had a forecast. We decided to start building a snow cave to move our camp kitchen into …

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Splitboarding the Tordrillos, AK: part 1

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Splitboarding the Tordrillos, AK cover photo by Zach Clanton. The jagged granite peaks of the Tordrillo Mountains dwarf any sense of society or security and leave only rawness. A sub-range of the massive Alaska Range, the un-maned wildness is abrupt and relentless. To put the scope of this glaciated frozen place into perspective, the range could cover the entire state …

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Ski Mountaineering Need-To-Knows

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Feature photo from the Inspired Summit Adventures Ski Mountaineering Clinic. Ah springtime! A fabulous time in the mountains when snowpacks have stabilized and trailheads are quieting down as many folks flock to the desert. Spring can be a great time for exploring new zones or getting up close and personal with those lines you’ve been eyeing from afar.  We tagged …

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Voile Splitboard & Ski Crampons

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Spring touring has arrived!  If you’re like us, you’re itching to go for bigger objectives after what felt like a long season of avoiding nasty PWLs. With the change of the seasons comes a change in your backcountry kit. Enter ski crampons and splitboard crampons. What are splitboard & ski crampons:  Essentially the same idea as boot crampons, but they …

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Last Skier Standing (thanks to Voile Straps)

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Last Skier Standing feature photo courtesy of Brent Doscher. You may have heard of the trendy term “Everesting” – where folks pick any hill and attempt to run, climb, ski, bike, etc., laps on said hill until they have reached the same vertical gain as climbing Everest-  8,848m or 29,032 feet. Sounds pretty tough, right?  Now imagine “Everesting” twice- back …