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Voile Splitboard Shootout: Which Board is Right For You?

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Here at Voile, we have 4 distinct Splitboard shapes in our lineup. Each one is geared toward a distinct feel and style of riding. Hence, there are a few notable characteristics in each board that help them specialize in these different categories. While there are riders out there who’d be comfortable with any of these boards as a daily driver, …

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BIPOC Mountain Collective: Diversity in Backcountry Skiing & Riding

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Backcountry brothers and sisters. Welcome to the Tele Mike V-Team Vlog. Today we’ll chop it up with the BIPOC Mountain Collective, Vibe Tribe, and Hip Hop artist MC Ric Riggler who pulled together their collective efforts to collaborate on a film project about backcountry skiing and riding in the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. One may ponder, “Well …

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How to (finally) Plan Your Dream Ski Expedition.

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V-Team ambassador Iain Kuo shares experience from previous ski expeditions to destinations around the globe that will help you execute in style, from the airport to the summit. Here are Iain’s pro tips to help you plan your dream ski expedition. If you’ve been dreaming of high peaks in remote places, thirsting to take your skis to another continent, planning …

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How To Create A Successful Backcountry Partnership

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All photos courtesy of Brooke Jackson Soggy boots and achy limbs make climbing into the truck a welcomed reprieve. After a full day battling waist-high Devil’s Club, blackberry bushes, and other formidable forest growth, my limbs are pricked pink by thorns and minor lacerations. Despite the discomfort, our team is in good spirits as we turn up the radio and pass around …

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The Mercurial Role of Skiing

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From time to time, I think that it’s important to ask: What does skiing mean to you? For me, it is something that changes season by season and day by day.  In many ways, it comes down to another question: What do I need skiing to be? Last year, I was deep in a training cycle for a trip to the …

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BC Ski Shootout: Which Scale-based Ski Is Right For You

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Today we’re getting fishy and breaking down the differences in performance characteristics between the UltraVector BC, V6 BC, and Objective BC. If this is your first time looking into a Scale-based ski you probably have a lot of questions about how, when, and where to use them. You can find the answers to all of these questions in one of …

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Embracing the Fear: A Tribute to Steep Skiing

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All Photos Courtesy of Aidan Goldie-Ahumada What is it about steep skiing that has enthralled so many? As the Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda said, “Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.” Both the happiest and bitterest moments in my life, the ones where I …

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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 …