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Voile avalanche shovels – Made in USA



While much of USA manufacturing has gone to Asia, Voile continues to make high quality gear for backcountry skiing and snowboarding right here in Salt Lake City, Utah USA.

Recently after manufacturing over 1 million shovels we have retired our old shovel tooling and have precisely machined all new tooling for our shovel production. Shown here are the A and B side of the tool that forms the Voile shovel scoop. It takes a 100 ton punch press to operate this tool and make a cleanly formed Voile scoop.

While these beautiful tools were precisely CNC machined from a solid block of tool steel, the original Voile shovel tool was made in 1981 in a now defunct Salt Lake foundry where molten tool steel was poured into a sand mold. Voile – Made in USA.


Colin Balke is a content editor for who lives in Northern California. When not plucking away on a keyboard, he can be found splitboarding, camping, backpacking, or hanging out with family and friends.