The GMC Snow Tank

GMC Snow Tank in action.

Recently, Kia’s been running a commercial called “The Kia Chairlift.” The ad shows a Sportage driving some skiers up a relatively tame incline in place of a chairlift. Don’t get me wrong: that’s impressive. I’m reasonably sure my FWD would be alternately spinning itself into ruts and sliding into ravines. However, a Sportage can’t really be considered a terrain-conquering beast. And it certainly couldn’t make it to the top of the Flute Bowl.

What’s a Flute Bowl?

I’m glad you asked. The Flute Bowl is a remote area on Whistler Mountain not accessible by chairlift. To reach its peak, skiers need to walk nearly 45 minutes uphill. And nothing’s more fun than interrupting a day of skiing to haul your gear up a mountain like a 19th-century surveyor. Whistler Blackcomb was looking for a better solution, so they asked their partner GMC. GMC was already providing “a fleet of Professional Grade trucks and SUVs on the mountain,” but this task demanded something special.

All Mountain Sierra HD 2.0 (GMC Snow Tank)

The GMC All Mountain Sierra HD 2.0 (which I would have named the GMC Snow Tank) is nothing if not special. Based on the All-Terrain X, it has little trouble climbing even the steepest surfaces. A 6.6L Duramax Diesel with 910lb-ft of torque is just the beginning of its ridiculous spec sheet. The All-Mountain’s most obvious upgrades are the 18-inch 175 Series Mattracks that guarantee traction in the snow. To accommodate those triangular tank treads, GMC needed to install a 12-inch lift kit. But that’s not all. Other modifications include:

  • Fox Shocks
  • Winches
  • 360-Degree Lighting
  • Whistler Blackcomb Custom Wrap

The GMC Snow Tank also hangs on to the standard (“standard” in the sense the same way that Rolls Royce mixes real diamonds in their paint) features of GMC’s All-Terrain series. Those features include:

  • Underbody Shield
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Black Sport Side Steps
  • All Terrain Grille Insert With Chrome Grille Surround

Check out the GMC Snow Tank in action below. And, visit our website to build your own Snow Tank.

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X

GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X

GMC’s All Terrain package provides off-road capability. GMC’s 2500HD All Terrain X package provides even more of it, and does it with attitude. The latest model to receive the X treatment is the Sierra 2500HD. Before it, GMC put the extreme off-road spin on the Canyon and Sierra 1500. But, given the size and power of the 2500HD, it might outperform both of them.

Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X

After all, even GMC describes the All Terrain X as the “most off-road-capable model in the Sierra HD lineup.” On paper, the X backs up that promise pretty effectively. GMC offers a choice between a 6.0L Gas V8 Or 6.6L V8 Duramax Turbo Diesel. The Duramax commands a segment-leading 445 hp and 910 lb.-ft. Of torque. To handle that kind of output, the X will come with a Z71 off-road suspension package. Additionally, the underbody shield will provide confidence for taking on any terrain.

Bells and Whistles

The equipment that comes standard on the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X includes:

18-inch black-painted aluminum wheels
Massive LT275/65R18 Goodyear Duratrac MT-Rated Tires
Body-colour grille with All Terrain insert
4-inch black sport steps
A ridiculously long model name

In keeping with its performance-first nature, the Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X will be available only in Black Onyx and Summit White. And, in keeping with the All Terrain X tradition, supplies will be very limited. But don’t worry, for those of us who don’t appear in Mad Max: Fury Road, the X’s special features might be overkill, anyway. With the regular Sierra 2500HD, you can still get the monster 6.6L Duramax. Plus, if you bring your truck to Capital Customs, we can customize it for a fraction of the price.