Facts About Snowmobiling – 2019
Haslett, MI, September 26, 2019: As we begin the 2019-20 snowmobiling
season, we thought you may be interested in the following facts while you are preparing to
go ride this season:
- Snowmobilers come in all ages. The average snowmobiler however, is 45 years old.
- The average snowmobile snowmobiler last season rode 1,500 miles / 2,414 kilometers ( a
20% increase in ridership compared to 2018.) The number of miles ridden, on average, is
dependent on snow cover, so we will see if Mother Nature brings us more days of snow for
riding this season.
- Many snowmobilers belong to a club and participate in many of their club’s events. Clubs
hold great riding events, great parties, and are made up of wonderful people that become
great friends. Join a club and have a great time!!!
- About 50% of the people that snowmobile, trailer their snowmobile to their riding area. The
other 50% ride from their home or cabin.
- Snowmobiling is a family friendly activity. Most of all those responding to surveys report that
they snowmobile with family and with friends and with club members.
- Snowmobilers are outdoor recreationists all year around. Following is a list of recreational
activities that snowmobilers participate in when they aren’t out riding:
60% go ATV Riding
57% go Camping
54% go Fishing
53% go Boating
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38% go Hunting
35% go Hiking
32% go Motorcycle Riding
26% go Golfing
17% go Personal Watercraft Riding
15% go Downhill Skiing
15% do other recreational Activities
Yes, we are a year around active group!
- Approximately 79% of the snowmobilers are male.
- Snowmobilers are a big part of the winter economic engine by spending an average of
$3349 each year going snowmobiling, traveling to their snowmobiling spot, and food,
gas, and lodging. In many places of North America, snowmobilers pay the bills for
people involved in the Winter Tourism Industries and related businesses.
- To help snowmobilers promote their sport, the snowmobile manufacturers have created
a number of supporting communication tools.
a. We have created a Dropbox where interested individuals can access the most
current family friendly snowmobile photos. (Just click on this link:
Pa?dl=0 ) We encourage people to use these photos in the development of trail
maps, advertising pieces, or just flyers supporting a snowmobiling activity. The photos are free and can be used in promoting recreation family snowmobiling. b. Also, ISMA has created a Facebook page www.Facebook.com/GoSnowmobiling . If you are on Facebook and want to see snowmobiling posts, please FOLLOW our page. You can also share your snowmobiling pictures, events, etc. on our page and they will be viewed by followers from around the world! c. We have two websites: www.snowmobile.org and www.gosnowmobiling.org that contain a lot of information, links, downloadable materials, etc. to help support you and educate you on key issues related to snowmobiling and help you better know the activities going on. Our websites are connected to other websites around the world including all of the United States and Canadian State and Provincial Snowmobile Associations which contain all of the local information that you may need.
- The winter outlook is looking good for snowmobiling and we are looking forward to a great season! # # #