Monday, September 15, 2014

Powderwhore's new movie "Some Thing Else" World Premiere.

Come usher in another winter at the world premiere of the latest Powderwhore film "Some Thing Else" at Brewvies Cinema Pub (677 South 200 West, SLC). 

Six nights, six shows with raffle proceeds to benefit the Utah Avalanche Center and the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance

SEPTEMBER 22-27 8pm each night $15 21+

Watch the trailer:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Join us at the Utah Avalanche Center Fundraising Party.

Stop by our booth at the Utah Avalanche Center Fundraising Party, and help support a great cause. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Powderwhore Productions' SOME THING ELSE Trailer

Powderwhore and Voile presents Some Thing Else - A backcountry film.

For our tenth film we wanted to do something special. So all we did was capture our deepest powder
ever, expeditions to the most remote mountain ranges, and the steepest spines on the planet. Combined with the most interesting characters on snow, and our usual low brow humor, and we have a ski movie worthy of our ten years filming the backcountry experience.

Part ski porn, part documentary, this is a full on propaganda piece promoting the joys and wonder of
exploring winter on skis and split-board. It’s our business and pleasure to break trail with those who are willing to put in the time, education and respect the mountains deserve and record it for posterity.

This year we headed out looking for Some Thing Else, and we found it.

-A last minute dream trip to Hokkaido, Japan with Eric Balken, Will Cardamone, Megan Michelson and Dan Abrams

-A yurt stay in The Beartooth Mountains of Montana with Carston Oliver, Eric Balken, Ben Nobel and Alyssa Larson

-Steep spine clinic with Neil Provo in the Tordrillo Mountains of Alaska

-Phat Camp with Andrew McLean, Thomas Gaisbacher and Noah Howell in the Wrangell St Elias National Park and Preserve

-Paul Kimbrough in the mighty Tetons crusading to resuscitate telemark skiing

-Snowy Mountain Lodge in British Columbia hosts JP Auclair, Kalen Thorien, Ian Provo and Riley Leboe

-A look into the mind and the turns of Freeride World Tour Champion Drew Tabke

-Geoff McAndrews shows us the ups and downs of his world in the Salt River Range of Wyoming

-Carston Oliver and happy fun times jumping crevasses in Alaska

The film tour kicks off in SLC, UT Sept 22nd at Brewvies.
Visit POWDERWHORE for trailer, tour schedule and more.
Noah Howell
801-647-9071 article about Canted Voile Splitboard Pucks.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Discounted 13-14 V-Tail splitboards available.

Photo: We have a few remaining 2013/14 ski and splitboard models available on our website for 40% off, including the 190cm V-Tail pictured here, unless Jake claims it first.

We have a few remaining 2013/14 ski and splitboard models available on our website for 40% off, including the 190cm V-Tail pictured here, unless Jake claims it first.

Friday, March 21, 2014


Look what came into the shop today!.... No big deal, it's just the first Voilé ski ever made! Pressed sometime around 1994, at the Evolution Ski company in Salt Lake City. It was first called the Wasatch Fat, which later became the Tele Surf. It was 185cm tall: 117mm in the tip, 95mm at the waist and 110mm at the tail. At the time of pressing, it was on the cutting edge of ski design. It was short, fat, had a bit of side-cut and was light for it's day (8lbs 11oz per pair). Compared to our current line up of skis, it would be the narrowest and the heaviest, but for it's time it was a pretty big deal.

And what's that sitting next to it, on the right, you ask? Well, that's the first ever split board taken to SIA tradeshow. Around the same time that the Wasatch Fat was being made, Voilé was developing and securing patents of the world's first commercially viable splitboard intereface. This Hooger Booger splitty was the one and only splitboard on the showroom floor, and it's reception was less than warm. We were laughed at for our foolishness. No one could seem to understand the desire to have a snowboard that acted as skis. Fortunately for us, Wally and Cowboy were unfazed by this criticism and continued to pursue their passion for unadulterated powder.

The word innovation gets tossed around a lot these days in the winter sports industry, but rarely is it true. We'd like to think we have two, pretty significant, innovations right here. What do you think? What were you riding back in 94?