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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. Wally created the avalanche shovel as we know it today: convenient, collapsible, and uncompromising. Back then, there was nothing like it. Other avalanche shovels followed suit of Voile’s simple, solid, backcountry design.
The original Voile avalanche shovel tool was made in 1981 in a now defunct foundry in downtown Salt Lake where molten tool steel was poured into a sand mold. In the spirit of innovation, we progressed to CNC machined shovels from a solid block of tool steel.
By 2008, Voile had manufactured over 1 million shovels. We retired our old shovel tooling and have since precisely machined all new tooling for our shovel production. It takes a 100 ton punch press to operate this tool and make a cleanly formed Voile scoop.
Voile avalanche shovels are still made right here in Salt Lake City, Utah USA.*
*Only exception is the Hoback Shovel, which has parts manufactured overseas but is still assembled and Q&C inspected in Salt Lake City.
Voile Avalanche Safety Gear Giveaway
- Follow @voilemfg and @voilestraps
- Like this post & tag 3 of your backcountry buddies in the comment section on this post.
Contest ends 12/14/2020 @ 11:59pm MST.
Winner will be DM then and announced 12/17/2020.
No limit on entries per person. No purchase necessary. Must be +18 years of age and a legal resident of the United States to win. One winner of both avalanche shovel and probe. Retail estimated value is $134 USD. All federal, state and local taxes and other fees associated with prize receipt and use are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner is responsible for shipping costs. Credit will be given through www.voile.com and winner will need to create an account in order to redeem avalanche shovel and probe credit. This contest is not endorsed by Instagram or Facebook. By entering participant accepts a complete release of Instagram. Voile is not responsible for any risks related to use of product – use at your own risk.
1) Contest dates: 12/10/2020 to 12/14/2020 at 11:59pm MST
2) Tag 3 of your backcountry friends in the comment section of Instagram post.
3) Follow @Voilemfg and @Voilestraps on Instagram.
4) You must be +18 years of age and a legal resident of the United States to win.
5) Retail estimated value is $134 USD.
6) All federal, state and local taxes and other fees associated with prize receipt and use are the sole responsibility of the winner.
COMPLETE OFFICIAL RULES
(Basically backcountry travel in inherently dangerous. Use at your own risk.) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Each Voile Avalanche Safety Gear Giveaway (“Promotion”) is extended and available only to legal residents of the US who are age 18 or older at time of entry. Void in all other states and where prohibited. Voile avalanche shovel and probe prize must be redeemed within 1 year of winning announcement.
2. GIVEAWAY PERIOD:
The Voile Avalanche Safety Gear Giveaway Promotion starts on the start date indicated on the Promotion Advertisement and, unless otherwise stated on a Promotion Advertisement, ends on or about 11:59:59 pm MT on the end date indicated on the Promotion Advertisement (“Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s clock is the official time keeping device for the Promotion.
3. HOW TO ENTER:
Follow any entry instructions as set forth on theVoile Avalanche Safety Gear Giveaway Promotion Advertisement. During the Promotion Period, follow @Voilemfg and @Voilestraps on Instagram as indicated by the Promotion Advertisement. Participants must like the Promotion Advertisement photo and tag three friends in the comment section. Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, postage due or illegible entries; for any technological errors; nor for unauthorized human intervention, human error, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information; nor for the failure to capture any such information.
4. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
Once submitted, entry cannot be modified, deleted or canceled. Entries may not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse, disqualify, or withdraw entries and/or Entrants at any time during the Promotion. Use of any automated system, software applications that enable users to create multiple comments or accounts and/or temporary accounts to participate in this Promotion or to redeem prizes is prohibited and may result in disqualification from this Promotion and any current or future promotions offered by the Sponsor. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an Authorized Account Holder.
5. SELECTION OF WINNERS:
Sponsor will randomly select winner on or about the date(s) indicated, from all eligible entries received to such date using a random number generator. There is no maximum number of entries the Sponsor may select for the final drawing, and Sponsor may select all entries for a final drawing at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will select one winner as indicated on the Promotion Advertisement. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and the number of prizes to be given away. Potential winner(s) will be contacted by direct message on Instagram at the account provided at the time of entry, or such other method as may be practical in Sponsor’s discretion, within 5 to 10 business days after the selection of winners. You are not a winner until Sponsor has verified your eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
Sponsor will make one attempt to notify each potential winner, who will have twenty-four (24) hours to respond. If Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner, potential winner fails to respond within 24 hours; prize notification or any prize is returned as non-deliverable; or potential winner is not eligible or does not comply with these Official Rules, prize forfeiture will result and an alternate potential winner may be selected. If a winner for any prize cannot be confirmed within 30 days of the drawing date, then the prize will not be awarded.
6. PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:
Prize(s) consist of the items specifically named as prizes in the Promotion Advertisement- choice of Voile Avalanche Shovel Hoback series and Tourlight Avalanche Probe. One prize will we given away at estimated $134 UDS retail value. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Voile avalanche shovel prize of equal or greater value. Prize(s) are not redeemable for cash. No substitution or transfer of prizes will be permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All federal, state and local taxes and other fees associated with prize receipt and use are the sole responsibility of the winner.
At Sponsor’s discretion, winner may be required to pick up their prize at a specified location within a reasonable time period (as determined solely by Sponsor), or prize may be mailed to winner but the winner is responsible for shipping. Voile avalanche shovel prizes may be provided or mailed unassembled. Winner is solely responsible for assembling or arranging for the assembly of any unassembled prizes upon receipt. Any difference between approximate value and actual value of the avalanche shovel prize or any element thereof will not be awarded in cash or otherwise.
By participating, participants agree to abide by and be bound to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Failure to timely return or properly complete release documents (as described herein), or if a prize notification or any prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if potential winner is not eligible or does not comply with these Official Rules prize forfeiture will result and an alternate potential winner may be selected.
BY PARTICIPATING, PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, PROMOTION ENTITIES, ANY RETAILER AT WHICH THE PROMOTION IS ADVERTISED OR AT WHICH PARTICIPANTS MAY ENTER, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL ALLEGED AND/OR ACTUAL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, SETTLEMENTS (WHETHER OR NOT LITIGATION IS COMMENCED), LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EXISTING NOW OR ARISING IN THE FUTURE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DISABILITY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE), COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, COURT COSTS, SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENTS) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING NOW OR IN THE FUTURE IN WHOLE OR IN PART OUT OF ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE, PARTICIPATION IN ANY CONTEST/PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY, ACCESS TO WEB SITE, AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION.
By entering and/or accepting avalanche shovel prize, participants and/or winners hereby consent, where lawful, to the use by Sponsor (and its authorized third parties) of their name, hometown, and/or biographical information in any and all media now known or hereafter developed worldwide, and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without additional compensation, and without the right of review, notification or approval.
8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:
Promotion Entities are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of any web site. If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which Sponsor deems, in its sole opinion, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion or any part thereof and select the winner from entries received prior to the action or as otherwise may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor.
Promotion Entities shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to execute the Promotion, or supply a Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any act of God, any action(s), regulation(s) order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their reasonable control.
In no event will Promotion Entities, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, their advertising or promotion agencies and/or all their respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives and agents, be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of participation in the Promotion, Promotion/Prize related activities, access to, and use of, any participating Internet site(s) or the downloading from and/or printing of material downloaded from said site(s). Without limiting the foregoing, the Prize(s) and everything on said site(s) are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties.
THIS PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF UTAH WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Promotion, participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or the prizes awarded shall be governed by the laws of the State of Utah, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, and that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court in Utah having jurisdiction.
Further, in such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out of pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and by entering, each entrant releases Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from any and all liability with respect to such promotion.
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