Friday, December 19, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Voilé Announces New Additions to Athlete Team
Salt Lake City, Utah – December 18, 2014 — Voilé is proud to formally announce the addition of skiers Eric Balken, Noah Howell, and Kalen Thorien to our roster of athletes and ambassadors. These three join our splitboard athletes Neil Provo and the husband and wife team of Zach and Cindi Grant, with Mr. Howell assuming the role of athlete and team manager.
“We’re super stoked to be working closely with these local athletes,” says David Grissom, Voilé Sales and Marketing Manager. “This is a unique opportunity to have our athletes intimately involved in the R&D process. They can just drop by our facility in the morning to grab product and we’ll have valuable feedback—sometimes the same day.”
“Managing a team is new territory for me,” says Noah Howell. “I'm really excited about this small and dedicated crew we've assembled so far. My goal is to help our backcountry riders get what they need to keep on living out their dreams and being rad, then help Voilé utilize the content that comes forth from their exploits."
ABOUT THE TEAM: Freestyle funny-man and Salt Lake City native, Eric Balken, holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of Utah. Eric has been featured in numerous ski publications including the cover of the 2012 Backcountry Magazine’s Gear Guide. Eric has found the perfect balance of work and play and doesn't take life super seriously. His playful style and desire to flip and spin have brought new vibe and youthful approach to the V-Team. When not skiing or pursuing his next meaty meal, he is the Program Director for the Glen Canyon Institute, a local non-profit. He is also sponsored by Flylow, Smith Optics, Snogression, Alta, Brighton, and Alpine Haus.
Former lifty turned Powderwhore President, Noah Howell cut his teeth bumming on the manicured slopes of Deer Valley and deep in the Wasatch backcountry before picking up a camera and skiing across the globe. For the past decade, with the help of his brother Jonah, they have been showing the other side of sliding throughout the country every fall. From interviews on Dateline NBC, to the cover of Powder Magazine, to the peaks of some of the most remote mountains in the world, Noah still calls SLC his home, often logging 10K a day “for fun.” Named by Backcountry Magazine as one of the 50 "Icons of Backcountry Skiing" he continues to explore snow whether it's deep or steep. He is also sponsored by Mountain Hardwear, Backcountry.com, Black Diamond, Scarpa, Gym Jones, Pro Bar, and Gnarly Nutrition. 
www.noahhowell.com
Six years ago Kalen could barely scratch her way down a blue run on skis. Now she rips harder than most! And by most I mean men and women. Having fallen in love and then mastered her snow craft she spends all her winter time traveling and shredding with a good energy that is highly contagious. Kalen has quickly made a name for herself by nailing cover shots for Powder and Ski Magazine as well as being named one of 2014's "Rising Stars" by Outside Magazine. She's a tough one to follow on the mountain, best to try and keep up with her via her Instagram or her website to see what she's up to. She is also sponsored by Backcountry.com, Discrete Clothing, Dragon Optics, Mystery Ranch Packs, Kate's Real Food Bars, Alta Ski Area, and Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort. 
www.kalenthorien.com
ABOUT VOILE: Voilé Manufacturing has been making durable lightweight backcountry equipment in Utah for over 30 years. As the first company to bring the modern splitboard to market in 1995, Voilé has since spent the past two decades perfecting designs and promoting the sport of backcountry skiing and snowboarding.
David Grissom
Voilé Sales & Marketing Manager
dgrissom@voile.com
Noah Howell
Voilé Athlete/Ambassador Manager
noah@powderwhore.com

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

North American Telemark Organization Calendar

Voilé is a proud presenting sponsor of the North American Telemark Organization, celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since 1974, N.A.T.O. has provided a number of telemark primers, workshops, and camps throughout New England including the "Worlds Greatest" telemark party, held every spring at Mad River Glen. 

Check out the North American Telemark Organization's event calendar to find an event near you.

http://www.telemarknato.com/schedule.html

Monday, November 10, 2014

Eric Balken on the Voile V8

Check out the new edit of Eric Balken skiing the Voile V8 in Japan and Montana last winter.

Friday, October 17, 2014

2nd Annual VT Backcountry Forum (& Celebration)


On Thursday, Nov 6th in Rochester, VT, at the Pierce Hall Community Center (38 S.Main St.), the Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC), which is a new program of the Catamount Trail Association(CTA), and the Rochester Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA) will be co-hosting the 2nd Annual Vermont Backcountry Forum & Celebration.

We hope you can join us for some great discussion and brainstorming around VT's backcountry future, and to celebrate the coming winter season. The event is free, and proceeds will directly support the responsible management of new BC skiing/riding zones in Rochester, VT area. 


More info at: http://www.vtbc.org/news/294/



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Earn Your Turns review of the V6.


"This is where construction becomes important and Voile’s combination of an Aspen wood core with with just enough carbon in the fiberglass layup yields a ski that has a lot more mettle than its weight would imply." ~ Craig Dostie



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Want to work for Voilé?

Here are some current job openings we have:


Shipping Coordinator (10/7/14) Full-Time, Year-Round
Responsible for the coordination of all aspects of shipping final product orders. This includes order packing, shipping via UPS, FED EX, LTL, and International methods. Orders need to be staged and packed correctly and shipped via correct methods. Must be very detailed oriented and thrive in a fast paced environment. This is not a desk job, you are on the production and shipping floor at all times.

Customer Service Tech (10/7/14) Full-Time, Year-Round
Experience with splitboards and/or backcountry ski gear a must. Job responsibilities include: order entry and solving customer service issues over the phone and email.

Production Workers-Ski and Splitboard (10/7/14) Full-Time, Year-Round
Looking for anyone with experience working with a combination of wood, fiberglass, and composite materials. Splitboard and ski building includes wet lay-up of wood, fiberglass, and composite materials. Hand bending and fitting of steel edge material. Router cut-out of plastic base material. Band saw cut-out and machine sanding and grinding of splitboard and skis.



To view updated available positions visit: http://www.voile.com/jobs-at-voile.html.


Hand Model: Christopher Gibbs