The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA)

We are an organization representing the four snowmobile manufacturers. We coordinate committees within the industry to handle concerns such as snowmobile safety, the promotion of the lifestyle activity of snowmobiling, keeping accurate statistics, reporting the growth of the industry and the positive economic impact snowmobiling has throughout the world. There are four major manufacturers that build snowmobiles:
Arctic Cat Skid Doo Polaris Yamaha

Latest industry facts

There are four major manufacturers that build snowmobiles. They are: Arctic Cat – Headquartered in Thief River Falls, MN; BRP – Headquartered in Valcourt, Quebec; Polaris Industries – Headquartered in Medina, MN; and Yamaha Motor Corporation – Headquartered in Cypress, CA.

In 2017 there were 118,657 snowmobiles sold worldwide; 50,659 were sold in the U.S. and 44,161 were sold in Canada. There are over 1.2 million registered snowmobiles in the US and over 600,000 registered snowmobiles in Canada

The Economic Impact of Snowmobiling:

  • United States—$26 billion annually
    Canada—$8 billion annually
    Europe & Russia—$5 billion annually
Over 100,000 full-time jobs are generated by the snowmobile industry in North America. Those jobs are involved in manufacturing, dealerships and tourism related businesses.

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Events


Snowmobiling Safety Week
January 20-28, 2018

International Snowmobile Safety Week


Take a Friend Snowmobiling
February 10-19, 2018

"Take a Friend Snowmobiling" Campaign


June 13-16, 2018

2018 International Snowmobile Congress
Halifax, NS


News

October 2017

Facts About Snowmobiling
As we begin the 2017-18 snowmobiling season, we thought you may be interested in the following facts while you are preparing to go ride this season.

October 2017

Backcountry Ascender – Updating Services for 2017-2018 Season
The Backcountry Ascender Sled 360 partnership with the members of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association is entering its second season, supporting snowmobiling safety. The Backcountry Ascender Program is a free and simple backcountry and avalanche educator. The platform uses educational gamification and good-natured competition to encourage rider awareness and improve backcountry knowledge, skills, and practical experience.

October 2017

Snowmobile Safety Certification Committee Background
An overview of the Snowmobile Safety Certification Committee which oversees the recommended practices that guide manufacturers in the production of snowmobiles.

August 2017

Get Involved in 2017-2018 Snowmobiling Season Events!
There have been a few nips in the air and that can only mean that winter is on its way - hopefully bringing lots of snow, cold weather and great snowmobiling.

February 2017

Snowmobileinfo.org offers safety education resources and training materials
Snowmobileinfo.org offers links to avalanche education providers and avalanche centers, providing up-to-the-minute weather reports, mountain and snow conditions and avalanche danger ratings.

February 2017

Snowmobileinfo.org an important source for snowmobile safety
Snowmobileinfo.org a comprehensive website supplying detailed information on safety education resources, avalanche education and information, training manuals, access resources and other pertinent snowmobiling information for snowmobilers, the general public, snowmobiling management agencies and land managers.

Contact us

International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association
1640 Haslett Road, Suite 170
Haslett, Michigan USA 48840
Phone: 517.339.7788
Fax: 517.339.7798
ismasue@aol.com

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