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:
Latest industry facts
There are four major manufacturers that build snowmobiles. They are: Arctic CatHeadquartered in Plymouth, MN; BRPHeadquartered in Valcourt, Quebec; Polaris IndustriesHeadquartered in Medina, MN; and Yamaha Motor CorporationHeadquartered in Cypress, CA.
In 2015 there were 150,713 snowmobiles sold worldwide; 58,299 were sold in the U.S. and 50,752 were sold in Canada.
There are approximately 1.3 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
Latest snowmobiling videosYouTube channel for the latest videos on rider safety, avalanche awareness and fun events!
News & events
Snowmobile Safety WeekFebruary 5-15 2016
Take a Friend SnowmobilingJune 9-11, 2016
2016 International Snowmobile Congress
Rapid City, SD
Snowmobile Sales Continue to Grow in North America
The International Snowmobile Manufacturers are pleased to report that snowmobile sales in North America.
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 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.
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.