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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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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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2021 BIPOC Backcountry Scholarship Recipients

In Giveaways, Guest Post, Voile History by Voile Mfg.Leave a Comment

First off, we’d like to give a big virtual round of applause to all who offered their time and effort to share their stories through these essays. Your participation in this scholarship has given us an opportunity to help work towards equal representation within the backcountry community. We’d also like to thank the BIPOC volunteers that helped judge all of …

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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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Guided Ski Tours in Utah with Inspired Summit Adventures

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During Part 1 of our virtual interview with long-time Voile ambassadors, Shaun and Weston Deutschlander,  we chatted about their relationship with Voile, as well as the history behind their guiding business, Inspired Summit Adventures. Their experience as professional skiers and guides coupled with their outgoing and perceptive personalities has resulted in top-notch customizable education and backcountry experiences. They offer a …

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Women in the Mountains

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Women in the Mountains feature photo: V-team ambassador Emily Sullivan (left) and Melis Coady (middle right) on an all-female basecamp patrol on Denali. Photo by Emily Sullivan. As International Women’s Day approaches, I’ve been reflecting on the distinctive experience of being a woman who lives for the mountains. I often think about the challenges women face in the outdoor community, …

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Backcountry Ski Guiding with Aaron Diamond

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Dynamic. That’s the word I would use to describe my job backcountry ski guiding. No two days are exactly the same. Everything from the snow conditions, routes, weather, and client goals change from day to day. The only constant in the whole thing is that everyone there, including myself, is there for one reason; we’re there to have fun sliding …