During my recent travels to Quebec City, Canada, I had the unique opportunity to tour the GV Snowshoes manufacturing facilities – based in the Huron community of Wendake, near the St. Charles River. While on my tour, I was able to meet with GV Snowshoes President, Stephen Vincent, and Technical Representative, Alex Maher.
As a Snowshoe Magazine exclusive, Mr. Vincent wanted me to see the new GV Mountain Extreme 825 and Mountain Extreme 830 snowshoes:
“You are the first person to see these snowshoes,” Vincent said. “But I want people to start talking about them. It’s very exciting for GV.”
Featuring GV’s Entech TM decking (lightweight and abrasion resistant) and asymmetrical /ergonomic binding, the Mountain Extreme series incorporates the traction system into the frame of the shoe. This engineering approach helps GV create a lightweight snowshoe – offering more floatation and traversing advantages.
These shoes also offer the benefits of an improved heel raiser system. A stabilizer control plate on the front of the binding prevents the feet from shifting within the binding.
Of course, stay tuned for a full-feature article reviewing my Quebec City experiences. This will include information on the Carnaval de Quebec, the Quebec City Winter Pentathlon, the Hotel – Musee, and the Hotel de Glace.