The Voilé XLM Mini Avalanche Shovel is the rescue shovel for hardcore minimalists. If you’re an “ounce counter” or cover great distances in your backcountry forays, it’s a shovel well worth considering. Its mini-size scoop, made of thinner-gauge aluminum, and non-telescoping handle lend a hand in making it the lightest shovel Voilé offers. The XLM’s has a cold forged scoop made from 6061 aluminum that has been heat-treat it to a T6 temper. At Voilé, lightweight never equates to wimpy.