Hall of Fame
Founded in 1984 by Elmer Cone of Bovey, Minn., the Interna-tional
Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is on display inside
the World Snowmobile Headquarters in Eagle River, Wis.
Since its founding, over 125 individuals representing the
recreational side of snowmobiling have been inducted into
this prestigious Hall of Fame. They represent trail developers,
volunteers, journalists, promoters, industry, adventurers, leg-islators,
club founders and others who have shown tremen-dous
dedication to the sport of snowmobiling. They are the
true foundation of the sport. Without them, snowmobiling
would not have become the premier winter sport that it is.
Each year, a selected few inductees and special award re-cipients
are added to the Hall of Fame. A few are well known.
Many are known only in their local area, state or province. At
the World Snowmobile Headquarters, they are all showcased
with the honor and recognition they so deserve.
ISHOF was founded to provide a place for the snowmobil-ing
community, governments and related organizations to
recognize the dedicated individuals related to the worldwide
sport of snowmobiling. These dedicated individuals are the
heartbeat of snowmobiling. Their goal has been building the
infrastructure for the sport including communicating any
barriers that may exist. With many hands and minds, they’ve
all helped to build bridges between nature and various user
groups to coincide together. Teamwork that has helped ev-eryone
respect our natural resources and the rights of those
who use them responsibly.
ISHOF will record into its archives the achievements of the
visions each individual has portrayed, in the development
of the machines, infrastructure, local and international or-ganizations,
along with the artifacts of their visions that led
to recognizing the historical infrastructure for the sport of
snowmobiling and displaying the evolution of the snowmo-bile,
from first beginnings to current years and on.
PHOTO COURTESY OF INTERNATIONAL SNOWMOBILE HALL OF FAME BIGANDT/123RF 52 April 2020 | snowopsmag.com