The www.GoSnowmobiling.org website reported an increase in visitation with over 3 million visitors to the site. Approximately 18% of those visitors (600,000) do not own a snowmobile but are expressing a great deal of interest in owning a snowmobile and going snowmobiling. This positively reflects on the long-term trend line showing an increase in snowmobiling as a recreational family activity in the winter. Individuals have discovered that people snowmobile to
view beautiful scenery
to be with friends and family
to get away from the usual demands of life and be close to nature
The GO Snowmobiling website is sponsored by International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA).
Interested in joining the 3 million people who already enjoy snowmobiling each year, but don’t know how to get started? Follow these five simple steps to get started in snowmobiling for a fun-filled winter with family and friends.
Attend a snowmobiling show
A snowmobiling show is a great place to start if you’re just discovering snowmobiling. Attending a snowmobiling show allows you to check out different models and brands of snowmobiles and talk to numerous dealers, so you can get the best deal! One local show is SleddinXpo.
Visit a dealer
There are several licensed snowmobile dealers in the area who can help you decide which snowmobile is best for you, based on your planned usage and within your price range. Snowmobile pricing starts at $2,000 for a used model and $6,000 for a new one.
North Dakota requires your snowmobile to be licensed or registered or to have a permit affixed to the snowmobile. Licensing information can be easily obtained at the ND Parks and Rec website.
Find a location to snowmobile
There are 225,000 miles of marked and groomed trails to explore in North America,, including 100 miles just in this area. Check out the local map posted on this website.
For those interested in learning more about snowmobiling, the gosnowmobiling.org Web site is an great tool for guidance. It provides information for the inexperienced snowmobiler on getting started in snowmobiling, dealers and renters in your area, destinations to snowmobile and more.