Frequently Asked Questions

Where do snowmobilers ride?

Approximately 80 percent of snowmobilers use their snowmobile for trail riding and touring in marked and groomed trails. The other 20 percent of snowmobilers use their snowmobile for work and ice fishing.

Who maintains snowmobile trails?

In the U.S. and Canada, snowmobile clubs construct, maintain and map trails, usually in cooperation with provincial, state and local governments.

Are snowmobiles used only for recreation?

No, they serve many other functions. In remote portions of Canada and the U.S., snowmobiles are some residents' primary mode of transportation. Snowmobiles are relied upon by law enforcement units throughout the snowbelt for search-and-rescue work and emergency missions. They are also used by surveyors, ranchers, public utility employees, environmental and wildlife scientists, and countless others. Snowmobiles are also widely used by cross country ski race officials, dog sled races and by ski patrols for rescue purposes.

I want information on a specific snowmobile. How can I get that information?

Each manufacturer has specific information on each of their models. Please contact the manufacturers through their websites, or contact your local snowmobile dealer.

I am interested in snowmobile racing schedules and locations, how do I find out where snowmobile races are occurring?

For all snowmobile racing information, please call the International Snowmobile Racing Association (ISR) at 262.335.2401 or visit their website at

I am interested in the market share of each of the manufacturers, can you help me?

Each of the manufacturers has a website which contains information on their corporations. Aggregate sales data is available under the statistics section of the website.

I am interested in obtaining some Safe Riders!™ safety campaign materials, can you help me?

Yes, you may order Safe Riders! materials by requesting a packet be sent to you with our safety brochure and order form.

How do I find out what trail conditions are or what is going on in an individual province or state?

Information for individual provinces and states including any riding rules and regulations are available from the provincial/state associations directly.

I am looking for repair parts and or information for my snowmobile, can you help me?

We recommend that you contact the dealer you bought your snowmobile from or from your local dealer. They should have the necessary parts and expertise to help you repair your snowmobile or they can put you in touch directly with the manufacturer or supplier of any repair parts.

I have an antique snowmobile and was wondering if you can help me find information on shows and or repair parts for my machine?

The Antique Snowmobile Club, located in Minnesota is eager to help you and has a great deal of information on antique snowmobile shows, parts, etc.

I would like to request information on the economic impact of snowmobiling in my state/province. How do I obtain that information?

For all provincial/state information, please contact the province or state association.

Contact us

International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association
1640 Haslett Road, Suite 170
Haslett, Michigan USA 48840
Phone: 517.339.7788
Fax: 517.339.7798

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