For times when a snow professional is less concerned with
moving snow for routine chores or not specifically recruited
for a rescue operation, the Voilé Telepack Mini Avalanche
Shovel is an even smaller alternative to our Telepack shovel.
Telepack Mini features a more compact scoop and a slightly-shorter, T-handle (rather than
a D-grip) for easy stowage inside a pack. Otherwise, the
shovel performs equally well as the Telepack, and also features
the same pair of deadman holes for rigging an emergency
sled or snow fluke.
Once again, the 6061-T6 aluminum used in the Telepack Mini
scoop really shines in challenging snow and debris. T6 is
the level of hardness reached in the aluminum heat-treating
process, resulting in a metal that rivals steel for strength and
rigidity, at a fraction of the weight.
The Voilé Telepack Mini Avalanch Shovel: A great choice for pros on the move or any
backcountry enthusiast who wants peace of mind.
I've used the same voile mini avalanche shovel for 15 years. It is the same one I bought when I first started backcountry skiing. I've seen gear rooms with multiple avalanche shovels, all sporting a different gimmick. I've never needed anything different. It has always delivered. I recently bought a new one because my ski partner was carrying a plastic avalanche shovel. If I ever end up under the snow (knock on wood) I want a voile shovel on top.