Snowmobile Industry News

SAE Snowmobile Challenge 2015 Winners Announced

The 16th Annual SAE Snowmobile Challenge was held at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI from March 3-7, 2015. This year 21 teams from the U.S. and Canada and one from Finland participated in the weeklong event. The members of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association: Arctic Cat, Bombardier Recreational Products, Polaris Industries and Yamaha Motor Corporation were proud Gold-level sponsor of the event. Representatives from the Manufacturers were involved in the event and supported the skilled students participating from the Universities and Colleges from around the world.

The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association Partners With OPEI and NMMA on the "Look Before You Pump" Ethanol Education Campaign

The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has partnered with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the ‘Look Before You Pump’ campaign, an ethanol education and consumer protection program. The campaign reminds consumers to always use fuels containing no greater than ten percent ethanol when powering their outdoor power equipment or other non-road product, such as boats, snowmobiles and motorcycles, not designed for higher ethanol fuel blends.

Yellowstone Announces Lottery for New Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program

Applications will be accepted starting September 3, 2014, for those interested in obtaining a permit to take a non-commercially guided snowmobile trip into Yellowstone National Park this winter.

$10 Million National Recreational Trails Program Benefits Snowmobiling

The Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) is pleased that a portion of the $10 million trail funding investment in Canada to the National Trails Coalition from the Federal Government will be available for infrastructure improvements to our members’ snowmobile trails.

Worldwide Snowmobile Sales Jump 9%

The snowmobile community is optimistic following the above-average snowfall throughout most of North America this past winter. The industry has experienced increases in sales, show attendance and miles ridden.

Snowmobile sales increased worldwide to 157,106 new sleds sold this past year—a 9 percent gain from last year. Snowmobile sales in the United States and Canada increased 11 percent, and sales of manufacturer-branded parts, garments and accessories increased more than 20 percent from last year.

Consumer Insight Study Shows Snowmobile Enthusiasts Consider Snowmobiling a Family Activity

Thanks to snowmobiling, winter has become a season to enjoy. Ask any of the three million people who take pleasure every year in the beauty of winter on the over 200,000 miles of groomed and marked snowmobile trails throughout North America. Snowmobiling is one of the easiest motorized recreational lifestyle activities to learn, making it suitable for individuals of all ages to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle in the winter, develop new friendships and extend old ones. Today’s snowmobiles are now designed with a variety of comfort and convenience features that make it enjoyable to ride for hours.

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