Founded in 1984 by Elmer Cone of Bovey, MN, the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is on public display inside the World Snowmobile Headquarters in Eagle River, WI.
Since its founding, more than 125 individuals representing the recreational side of snowmobiling have been inducted into this prestigious ISHOF. They represent trail developers, volunteers, journalists, promoters, industry, adventurers, legislators, club founders and others who have shown tremendous 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 today.
Each year, a select few inductees and special award recipients 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.
The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame was founded to provide a place for the snowmobiling 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. This teamwork has helped everyone respect our natural resources and the rights of those who use them responsibly.
The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame will record into its archives the achievements of the visions each individual has portrayed in the development of the machines, infrastructure, local and international organizations 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 snowmobile, from first beginning to current years and on.
See the detailed history of ISHOF, all the past inductees and award winners at www.ishof.com. On the website you will also find all the details on how to make nominations (due by April 1) for new inductees and groomer of the year programs for the upcoming season, contact information, Facebook postings and more.
ISHOF is a 501 (c)3 corporation and accepts secure donations on its website or sent directly to ISHOF, 1521 N. Railroad St., Eagle River, WI 54521-8141.
To preserve the past, the future of the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame depends on donations from individuals, clubs, businesses and associations.