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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

In Pro Tips by Ty GuarinoLeave a Comment

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. …

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Avalanche Advice for Backcountry Beginners

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The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting a lot of things, including ski season.  Back in May 2020, Powder Magazine wrote an article predicting an impending wave of new backcountry users as a result of increased restrictions at ski resorts. While recreation is more important than ever for mental and emotional well-being, there exists the concern that those new to venturing beyond …

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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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BIPOC Backcountry Scholarship Recipients

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We want to applaud all who shared their dreams and passionate essays with us. Thank you for allowing us the space to work towards helping promote diversity in our niche industry. Reading your applications further illuminated just how much work needs to be done, both systemically and within local communities. We know this scholarship is not a solution, but rather …

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Backcountry Ski Training: Part 2

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Fitness is leased, not owned, and the rent must be paid every day. In Part 1, Backcountry Ski Fitness, I wrote about the importance of intensity in your training plan. I forgot to mention, unless you have already built the proper aerobic base by doing high volume at lower intensities, you are unlikely to benefit from high-intensity training. Even once …

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Rec vs Pro Avalanche Education in the US

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As some of us are getting early season turns, I bet we’re all amped for a full-on winter! We now move into our fourth winter season with avalanche education in the United States split into 2 tracks: recreational and professional. Here are my thoughts on this change and the current course structure.  Make a Plan Like having a plan to …