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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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Creating Group Synergy in the Backcountry

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There is no replacement for good group synergy when traveling in and around avalanche terrain. Good synergy within a group can help create an epic day of powder euphoria. The lack of it can also be the difference in returning home safely. Although finding good backcountry partners can be challenging, setting some basic ground rules and strategies before heading out …

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Adapting to Antarctica

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Adapting to Antarctica by Brooke Jackson. Polar Explorer Eric Larsen huddles in his tent. Each word and thought hangs heavy with exhaustion. Existing amongst the icy void at 86-degrees south, on December 18th, 2018, Larsen reluctantly abandons hope of conquering the 1,130-kilometer solo ski speed record from the Hercules Inlet to the South Pole. 

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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

In Voile History by Emily SullivanLeave a Comment

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 …