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What Makes Voile Hyper Skis Different

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Here at Voile, we make skis for the backcountry. Keeping it simple, solid, and lightweight are top priorities for everything we build. This formula is proven to work well for almost all backcountry users. But then there are those who want to take weight savings and uphill performance to the next level. This is the reason behind our Hyper series …

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An Ode To Low-Angle Terrain

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SKIING LOW-ANGLE TERRAIN IS STILL SKIING, AND SKIING IS THE BEST. PERIOD. Many avalanche classes and backcountry riding communities stress that “the decision to not go is never wrong,” or some other such quip that values the ability to ski another day over the risk of life or serious injury in the event of an avalanche. In a world where …

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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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Everything You Need To Know About Climbing Skins

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Having a good set of climbing skins and knowing how to use them can be the difference between an epic day of riding and a complete suffer-fest. We’ll be running you through their history, installation, maintenance, and everything in-between. Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Climbing Skins. The History of Climbing Skins Climbing skins have been around for a …

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Wandering Trails Scholarship for Women in the Backcountry 2022

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Applications are now closed for this scholarship. We are STOKED to announce that the Scholarship for Women in the Backcountry is back!  The scholarship began when V-Team ambassador Brooke Jackson approached us about donating a portion of her gear credit toward a fellow female athlete with hopes of making deeper strides into the world of winter sports. With an impressive …

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Everything You Need To Know About Scaled-Base Skis

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You’ve found your way into one of the nichiest-niches in all of skiing: full-sized backcountry skis and snowboards with Traction Pattern Base. Perhaps, you’ve been considering scale-based skis for a while now. Maybe you’re just learning about it for the first time. In this post, we plan to run you through everything you need to know about our Traction Pattern …

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Late Night in La Grave

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Ski trips shouldn’t just focus on the adventures that take place on the mountain. There is much more to skiing than sliding, gliding, and making turns on snow. During my escapes to adventure ski around the world, I astutely learned that some of the best adventures are experienced during the exploration of surrounding villages and their communities of soulful mountain …

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Snack Time! Our favorite backcountry meals, and why.

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Unless you’re a modern-day Davy Crockett, odds are you’re deciding what food you’re going to bring into the backcountry from the comfort of your home, tent, or van. And that’s ok! As a matter of fact, this opens the door for many unique backcountry meal opportunities. From a protein bar to a “charcuteski” board, sardines to a sandwich, last night’s …

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Supercharger vs V6 vs Manti: Which Ski is Right For You?

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The Supercharger, V6, and Manti. Three different skis with more similarities than differences. Each serves as a piece of the foundation upon which the rest of the Voile lineup is built. We wouldn’t hesitate to take any of these skis out into the backcountry, in powder, or even in the resort. That said, there are a few notable characteristics in …

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Hardboots or Softboots… which is right for you?

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Photos Courtesy of Aaron Diamond Like many splitboarders… …I started out in a traditional (soft) snowboard boot. These were the same boots I wore at the resort. They were comfortable, warm, rode well, and required no break-in. By many standards, they were an exceptional boot for touring. A few years splitboarding and a handful of avalanche classes later, my ambitions …