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Park City, UT- Join Recycle Utah for the 3rd annual “Uncorked” outdoor concert.  The event will be held at the recycling center on Friday, July 18, from 5-10pm. Enjoy local entertainment and support a local cause!  

Glass is not currently accepted in Summit County curbside recycling bins, so in order to avoid sending a fully recyclable material to the landfill, drop it at Recycle Utah.  Blue, clear, green, and brown glass is accepted.

The evening will feature music by Soul Poles founder, Bryon Friedman and his Band, along with Sugartown Alley.  We’ll also be there with the mobile Soul Shop building a limited...

posted by in on Jul 15, 2014 .

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in early November 2013 it was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded and the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,268 people in that country alone.

The news coverage following the disaster ran around the clock, with aid and volunteer workers flowing in from around the world.  Unfortunately, as the story lost its freshness and the viewers became numb to the gruesome photos of death and devastation, global news stations transitioned to new stories, leaving the Philippines with dwindling support. 

Our partner, Goal Zero, saw the opportunity to...

We had a chance to sit down with Tahoe-based, Michigan-born, Conor Pelton to recap his first season on the Freeride World Tour and to discuss his High Fives Foundation Signature Soul Pole.  With every sale on, $10 is donated to support High Fives' mission to raise money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community.

With skiing's progression into steeper terrain, bigger airs, and more technical tricks, the consequences of falling are only getting higher.  Conor recognizes and respects this fact every time he steps into his bindings...

posted by in reviews on Jun 23, 2014 .

At Soul Poles we are constantly trying to bring good vibes and good times to the outdoor lifestyle while giving back to our community and environment. When we see other people and companies promoting a similar ethos, it encourages us to keep pushing for the world we want to live in. The discovery of Kate’s Real Food, an energy bar company dedicated to making wholesome bars with ingredients sourced from responsible and organic farms was no coincidence. We sought out the most environmentally and socially conscious bar company in the outdoor industry to partner with us for our mobile workshop tour, and Kate’s Real Food met and...

posted by in reviews on Jun 16, 2014 .

Kate's food doesn't skimp out on any ingredients. With wholesome energy bars handcrafted from the highest quality organic ingredients, you know you are getting the nourishment needed to fuel your active lifestyle. Between now and June 21st Kate's Real Food is offering a 20% discount on all products with the code, "SUMMERSCHOOL". Head on over to their website,, and score an awesome deal while you still can. 


Make sure to check back later this week to find out more about Kate's Real Food's mission to fuel the most active lifestyles.

posted by in reviews on Jun 15, 2014 .

“We do not choose cancer, but we can choose to out live it.” This statement is the driving force behind First Descents’ mission to ease the depressing and scary realization of being diagnosed with Cancer.  Since it’s inception in 2001, First Descents has inspired thousands of cancer patients and survivors to live passionate lives.  Taken by the mission and inspiring stories of FD program recipients, Soul Poles joined Team First Descents to give more cancer fighters and survivors the opportunity to enjoy free outdoor adventures.

Photo: First Descents

With a variety of week long programs including kayaking, climbing,...

posted by in reviews on Jun 09, 2014 .

Going into the ‘13-14 season we formed a relationship with Ethnotek Bags as a marketing partner for our North America West Soul Shop Tour. As a producer of active lifestyle bags, the connection with a bamboo ski pole manufacturer doesn’t intuitively fit; nevertheless, Ethnotek’s inspiring story and mission won our hearts over. So, whether you’re gearing up for an urban assault to the office or a day trip on the PCT, consider Ethnotek Bags up to the job, with enough style and global consciousness to meet the strictest standards of the conscious consumer.

With a full line-up of daypacks, roll top backpacks, messenger...

posted by in soul brothers on Jun 09, 2014 .

After some fantastic finishes in IFSA National Events at Crested Butte, Beartooth Basin, and Crystal Mountain, Erik Hilb finished off his final season on the IFSA Junior National tour in 8th place overall.  As a recent graduate of the student athlete program at Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, Hilb is on to wider pastures as he makes his way up to Bozeman, Bridger, and Big Sky for the coming season.  There, he plans to attend MSU and travel to compete in the Subaru Freeride Series.  

Regardless of his past accomplishments and future goals, this kid has a great head on his shoulders and an even bigger heart.  If you don't already...