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Soul Poles Extends its Line of Socially Responsible and Environmentally Conscious Ski + Hiking Poles with The SoulLite Project.

Inspired by nature, The SoulLite Project is Soul Poles’ most recent undertaking to create an affordable alternative within its line of environmentally conscious and socially responsible ski + hiking poles.  Fundraising for the project will begin on November 12th on the Popular Kickstarter crowd-funding platform.

Park City, Utah November 12, 2014

Driven by its mission to inspire momentous living and the protection of the playgrounds we love, for-purpose, outdoor adventure brand, Soul Poles,...

After a few back and forths with Snowbound Magazine Editor | Contributor, Lauren Jacobsen, her article went live featuring the full story of Soul Poles' development as a cause-oriented brand on a mission.  

From the days of SP Founder's Bryon Friedman and Erik Schlopy on the World Cup Circuit, to our current campaigns partnering with non-profit organization, Snowbound captured the essence.  Here's a sneak peak...

'“The poles are a climate change icon,” Matt Hundhammer, brand manager of Soul Poles, said. “They are all about creating awareness (of the climate problem) in the ski world.”

And it seems to be working. The...

posted by in soul sisters on Aug 04, 2014 .
Pirched on the peak, snow crystals pepper the bare skin exposed below your goggles as you watch the heli rise - whop, whop, whop - up and then nose dive down into a muffled abyss.  Time pauses, you look around to see nothing but snow-capped mountains for as far as the eye can see and below at wind buff breaking into deep pockets of powder in spine laden terrain.  A breath-filled moment brings gratitude and static, restless, energy as you await the radio's chatter.  
"Dropping in 5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1.." Beep!  Beep! Beep!
The obnoxious alarm you chose on your phone goes off…. Wait! Wait one second, I was just about to...

With the passing of legendary stoker, Shane McConkey in March 2009, the bar was left high, very high for a new generation of ski seekers of stoke, radicality, and fun.  After all, this is what Skiing is about, right?  Going “out for a rip” with your buddies, taking a few turns, whooping in the powder snow and tearing up the cord.  Here to fill the winter daydreams void in a summer of trimming lawns, submitting TPS reports, and pouring Hefeweizen, is the “Pat and Tats Show.”

Pat Sewell and Chris Tatsuno are the brain fire power behind the “Pat and Tats Show, and with the support of their sponsors, Tecnica Blizzard,

Using Color Theory, Soul Poles LTD artist, R. Nelson Parrish tells stories drawn from personal experience skiing, surfing and auto racing.  Vibrantly colorful objects of resin, pigmented resin, racing stripes, wood, bamboo and fiberglass are his mediums.  This hybrid of painting and sculpture redefine Soul Poles’ LTD as more than a ski pole; it is a moment of clarity in a world of chaos.  Read on to learn more about R. Nelson’s recent escapades from Jenny Murray of C Magazine

PC: Mike Schirf

Interview by C Magazine's Editor, Jenny Murray in July, 2014


Santa Barbara artist R. Nelson Parrish is a born...

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...