Tubbs Snowshoes through the years
Norway, Maine - Walter F. Tubbs launches his snowshoe business and submits the following to the Maine register: “Snowshoes for all purposes. Bows made from carefully selected white ash. Only the best cowhide filling used. All sizes to fit all purposes.”
Walter F. Tubbs exhibits at the New York Sportsman Show.
The Tubbs Factory produces 50,000 pairs of snowshoes, an order from the British government for their WWI troops, boosting sales.
Admiral Byrd and Norman Vaughan select Tubbs Snowshoes for their South Pole expedition. This would be the first successful American expedition to explore Antarctica since 1840 and required 75 pairs of snowshoes.
Based in Wallingford, Vermont, Tubbs owner Harold Underwood designs the Green Mtn. Bear Paw wooden snowshoe. This popular style is still sold today.
Stowe, VT, snowsports capital of the East becomes the new home of Tubbs snowshoes under the leadership and vision of Ed Kiniry.
Tubbs thrives in the rebirth of recreational showshoeing through innovative technology and by introducing their 1st lightweight aluminum snowshoe.
Tubbs continues to lead the way by introducing the revolutionary TD91 Binding with patented Control Wings.
Tubbs brings the competitive snowshoe race community the first asymmetrical aluminum frame, on the Tubbs 10K Race Snowshoe, for an effortless running stride.
Norman Vaughan scales namesake Mt. Vaughan (ele. 10,000’) at age 90. “Since the South Pole, I’ve never used any snowshoe but Tubbs."
Tubbs launches www.tubbs-trailnet.com, the industry’s first searchable database of snowshoe trails across North America. Fueled by the snowshoes community, the database contains over 2,600 trails and continues to grow.
After extensive research and the vision of now General Manager Kathy Murphy, Tubbs becomes the first manufacturer to introduce snowshoes, designed specifically for women, featuring women specific bindings.
Tubbs realizes the strong interest in recreational showshoeing and expands to Europe, Japan, and Scandinavia.
Tubbs also introduces the pint-sized Tubbscout for kids,offering families the perfect all-inclusive winter activity.
Tubbs is recognized by the Vermont State Chamber of Commerce as Exporter of the Year.
Tubbs launches the 1st Annual Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Series - a national event series to raise money for local Affiliates of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. To date, participants have helped raise over $1.8 million!
With industry leading fitness research the Winter Fit™ training program as a foundation, Tubbs launches the Nordic Snowshoe internationally, expanding the snowshoeing-for-fitness message globally.
Tubbs leverages its heritage built firmly on innovation for exploration, and launches the “3D Fit” Binding Platform of Technology. Product patents, experience and the desire to deliver the best in binding fit, performance, and comfort propel Tubbs to introduce this new technology platform.
The Tubbs Story
Founded in 1906 in Norway, Maine, Tubbs Snowshoes is the leading manufacturer of lightweight, versatile snowshoes for men, women and children. Now based in Seattle, Washington, in the shadow of the always-snowy 14,400 ft Mt. Rainier, Tubbs continues to lead the snowshoeing industry through a deep understanding of the sport and constant technological innovation. From Admiral Byrd's famed expedition to Antarctica, to modern day adventure racing, Tubbs manufactures snowshoes for all types of terrain and snow conditions. With over 25 patents issued and pending, Tubbs continues to raise the bar for efficient, comfortable and innovative snowshoe designs.
The first company to manufacture women's-specific snowshoes in 1998, Tubbs is dedicated to the diverse needs of men and women alike. From the national Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer® series, which has raised over $1.8 Million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, to our Winter Fit for Kids' curriculum & snowshoe education program which brings snowshoes into physical education classes, Tubbs is dedicated to bringing the healthy, easy and enjoyable sport of snowshoeing to everyone.
Tubbs is a member of the K2 Sports family of world-leading wintersports and outdoor recreational brands. For more information or to contact Tubbs Snowshoes employees please visit the Support or Contact Us sections of the website.
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