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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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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 …

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Spring Touring: gear, hazards, timing, CORN!

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Lexie Anderson on a spring touring mission in the Tetons on the Voile Spartan Splitboard. Photo courtesy of Arron Diamond. The days are getting longer, temps are getting warmer, and if your anything like me your eyes have been gazing upwards, towards the alpine, all winter waiting for the peaks to become more friendly. The deep snows of winter are …

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Voile TTS Binding FAQ

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We introduced the Voile TTS Binding (Telemark Tech System) to our telemark binding lineup this 20-21 season. The TTS Binding evolved out of our relentless and disciplined pursuit of simple, lightweight and reliable designs. SPECS Sticking true to the Voile motto, the TTS sheds some serious g’s, weighing in at ~1130g (2.5 lbs) per pair. This makes the up more …

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20/21 Womxn’s Backcountry Scholarship Recipients

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We are excited to announce the 20/21 Womxn’s Backcountry Scholarship Recipients! This is the second season offering the Voile & Brooke Jackson Scholarship for Womxn in the Backcountry and we received over 120 applications from all over North America. Thank you to all who took the time to share your stories and aspirations with us. Many of you are making strides to give back …

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New Online Rental Center for Voile Demos

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We build simple, solid, backcountry equipment. Now we offer a simple, solid online Rental Center for Voile demos in Salt Lake City. Here’s how: Visit our online Rental Center powdered by Bike Rent Manager. Choose the dates. Select the gear (“Type of Gear”). Proceed to checkout. Create an account with your information. (Yes, you still have to do this if …

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The Telemark Ski Mountaineer: tips, tricks, and discussion points

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In the year 2021, it would seem that telemark and mountaineering are now mutually exclusive concepts.  With far superior technology and weight saving advantages within the alpine touring sector of backcountry skiing, there is almost no reason to be a ski mountaineer on telemark equipment. Yet alas, the years go by, and I myself am still here: a “modern dinosaur” …

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Brooke Jackson Scholarship for Women in the Backcountry 2021

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This scholarship has closed. Check back next year! We are STOKED to announce that the Brooke Jackson Scholarship for Women in the Backcountry is back!  Now in its second year, the scholarship began when rather than adding a new pair of skis to her own collection, Brooke sought to help a fellow lady overcome financial hurdles that may be preventing …

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The Voile Avalanche Shovel

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Voile has always been committed to building simple, solid, backcountry equipment. We have manufactured Voile Avalanche Shovels for over three decades. Our avalanche shovels have long been recognized as the industry standard among ski patrollers, mountain guides, avalanche forecasters, and even some military groups. Shovel History & Evolution Voile’s namesake and CEO, Wally Wariakois, put his technical know-how to work. …