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Finding The Right Avalanche Shovel For You

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Often overlooked, the avalanche shovel is an essential piece of gear that can hold much more utility than just scooping snow. Each avalanche shovel comes with its own unique size, weight, grip, and special features (such as air-guitar-ability). To help distill this information, we’re going to break it all down to help you decide which is the right avalanche shovel …

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A Field Guide To Repairing Your Gear

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Photo Courtesy of Aidan Goldie-Ahumada We’ve all been there; one minute you’re excitedly pulling your favorite puffy jacket on, ready to run out the door for a day of skiing, the next you’re staring in shock and frustration at the zipper, split wide open as cold air billows through the jacket. Outdoor gear, like everything, has a lifespan and suffers …

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Camber Shootout: Early-Rise vs. Hybrid Rocker vs. Hybrid 2.0

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Look, we know what you’re thinking…”Didn’t we already have this conversation in an older blog post?”. And the answer is yes. But, back then, we had not yet developed our award-winning Manti Ski and with its introduction to our lineup, we think it might be worth re-visiting the topic. The last time we did this we looked specifically towards our …

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What Makes Voile Hyper Skis Different

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Here at Voile, we make skis for the backcountry. Keeping it simple, solid, and lightweight are top priorities for everything we build. This formula is proven to work well for almost all backcountry users. But then there are those who want to take weight savings and uphill performance to the next level. This is the reason behind our Hyper series …

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An Ode To Low-Angle Terrain

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SKIING LOW-ANGLE TERRAIN IS STILL SKIING, AND SKIING IS THE BEST. PERIOD. Many avalanche classes and backcountry riding communities stress that “the decision to not go is never wrong,” or some other such quip that values the ability to ski another day over the risk of life or serious injury in the event of an avalanche. In a world where …

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2022 Wandering Trails Scholarship Recipients

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It’s always difficult to select winners from among so many incredible applicants, but we’re proud to announce Devin Gaan (Grand Prize) and Song Seto (Runner-Up) as the recipients of the Wandering Trails Scholarship for Women in the Backcountry. We’re giving a round of applause to the brave athletes who shared their stories with us. Thank you for trusting us to …

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Everything You Need To Know About Climbing Skins

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Having a good set of climbing skins and knowing how to use them can be the difference between an epic day of riding and a complete suffer-fest. We’ll be running you through their history, installation, maintenance, and everything in-between. Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Climbing Skins. The History of Climbing Skins Climbing skins have been around for a …

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Wandering Trails Scholarship for Women in the Backcountry 2022

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Applications are now closed for this scholarship. We are STOKED to announce that the Scholarship for Women in the Backcountry is back!  The scholarship began when V-Team ambassador Brooke Jackson approached us about donating a portion of her gear credit toward a fellow female athlete with hopes of making deeper strides into the world of winter sports. With an impressive …

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Everything You Need To Know About Scale-Based Skis

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You’ve found your way into one of the nichiest-niches in all of skiing: full-sized backcountry skis and snowboards with Traction Pattern Base. Perhaps, you’ve been considering scale-based skis for a while now. Maybe you’re just learning about it for the first time. In this post, we plan to run you through everything you need to know about our Traction Pattern …

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Late Night in La Grave

In Trip Reports by Tele Mike RussellLeave a Comment

Ski trips shouldn’t just focus on the adventures that take place on the mountain. There is much more to skiing than sliding, gliding, and making turns on snow. During my escapes to adventure ski around the world, I astutely learned that some of the best adventures are experienced during the exploration of surrounding villages and their communities of soulful mountain …