40 ans d’histoire

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Our History

2003 à 2012


Implementation of the artificial snow system

After a few years in the mud, it was in 2005, at the request of the sanctioner WPSA, that an underground water and electricity network was set up in order to make artificial snow.


The story of Jacques Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve is one of the personalities who marked the history of Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt, by flamboyant races and by victories…


The evolution of the Yvon-Duhamel circuit – From 2000 to 2010

It was only in 2002-2003 that the addition of runners’ pre-registrations made it possible to establish the race schedule before the start of the weekend. At that time, Marcel Fontaine also overhauled the race program due to scheduling problems encountered in recent years…


New snowboard competition

The Grand Prix is ​​a must for several reasons and the 30th edition is one of them! In order to attract a clientele aged 16-35, in 2012 the team presented a pilot project consisting of a new competition: the “Frost giant snowboard tow in”!


Tribute to Gaston Ferland

Formerly a motorcycle athlete, Gaston Ferland made his snowmobile debut in 1963. The former Valcourt citizen rode his Ski-Doo machine in 1963 and won his first victory at the Quebec Winter Carnival.

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The drag track – a great challenge through the years

A number of drag racing enthusiasts had asked the organization of the Grand Prix Ski-doo de Valcourt to add this discipline to the general program, which was done with great enthusiasm in 2011. The implementation has been a challenge a few times, but the GPSV team have worked hard to improve this event over the past few years.  


A tribute to Terry and Dustin Wahl

It is a tradition at the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt to pay particular attention to a competitor who has made an exceptional contribution to snowmobile racing. In 2013, the organizing committee decided to honor legendary number 74 Terry Wahl.

Photos / Souvenirs / Anecdotes

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