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NTN vs 75mm: Which is better?

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Greetings to the telemark skiers and the telemark-curious. Today we are diving into a debate that echoes through ski shops, chairlifts, and internet forums everywhere: Should you opt for an NTN (New Telemark Norm) or 75mm setup? The discussion of NTN vs 75mm is not just a matter of preference, but a significant decision that will impact your experience on …

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The Art of Setting a Skin Track

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During a day of backcountry skiing or riding, the vast majority of our day is spent walking uphill, usually quite slowly, to access our intended objective. It stands to reason then, that we should think about the up track as just as much a part of the day as the ski back down. As backcountry skiing continues to grow in …

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Hut Trips: How to, Heuristics, and Having Fun

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Hut trips… This simple term evokes mental images of endless deep powder runs, quality time spent with friends, eating excellent home-cooked food, and living a life of backcountry simplicity solely centered around what skiing dreams are made of.   Of course, this is likely the general idea of what all of us are hoping for when we drop $1,000-5,000 on …

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Be Curious, Not Judgemental: A Mindset for Approaching Avalanche Incident Reports

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All Photos in “Be Curious, Not Judgemental” Courtesy of Aidan Goldie-Ahumada The backcountry is a harsh and unforgiving learning environment. While Backcountry skiing is a uniquely thrilling and multi-faceted activity that can give access to stunning and untouched natural landscapes, interacting with avalanche terrain comes with inherent risks. Over the years, avalanches have indiscriminately claimed the lives of many people, …

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Avalanches and Tour Planning

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Tour planning, coupled with my own avalanche forecast, is my biggest risk mitigation tool. This process allows me the time to think without being encumbered by the distractions of backcountry travel: i.e. skiing is way too fun, 50mph winds, etc. With that said, tour planning takes time to learn how to do well, so make yourself comfortable. Let’s dive into …

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The Voile Channel Puck System

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The Voile Channel Puck System is our answer to the insert binding mount systems of the past. The Channel Puck System is featured across our entire board lineup due to its micro-adjustability and ease of adjustment. Whether you’re on a workbench or out in the field, the channel puck system offers supreme convenience. Here we will go over the features …

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Taking Your Dog Backcountry Skiing

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All photos courtesy of Brooke Jackson Watching 60 lbs of pure fluffy joy barrel down a snowy slope is an unforgettable skiing experience.  Since she was a puppy, my Field Retriever, Eva, has loved snow as much as any Powder Hound out there. As we drive up the mountain pass and hit the snow line, she begins whimpering in excitement …

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Voile Spartan vs. Spartan Ascent Splitboard

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We’re often asked about the differences between the Spartan and Spartan Ascent splitboard. While the quick answer is that the Spartan is a heavier, softer, more budget-friendly version of the Spartan Ascent, there’s obviously much more that goes into it. So hopefully today we’ll help give you a better idea of which Spartan option is right for you. What’s The …

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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, …