International Snowmobile Hall of Fame - Eagle River, WI


Inductees of the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame - on display at the World Snowmobile Headquarters in Eagle River, WisconsinFounded in 1984 by Elmer Cone of Bovey, Minnesota, the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is on display to the public inside the World Snowmobile Headquarters opens external (non-ISHOF maintained) web link in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Since its founding, over eighty (80) 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, legislators, club founders and others who have given tremendous amounts of 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 selected few are added to the Hall of Fame. Eagle River, WisconsinA few are well known. Most are known only in their local area, state or province.  At the World Snowmobile Headquarters, they are all showcased with the honor they so deserve. The first annual International Snowmobile Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony was held in 1989 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Originally spearheaded by Elmer Cone, the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame has continued to salute pioneering members of the snowmobile community every year for their role in one of the Snowbelt's favorite sport.  ISHOF continues to honor inductees in annual recognition ceremonies in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

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President - Dave Guenther
Vice President - Les Pinz
Secretary - Tom Anderson
Treasurer - Dale Vagts


Scott Anderson
Jerry Bassett
Russ Davis
Richard Decker
Scott Eilertson
Bob Linn
Mike Meagher
Les Ollila
DeLyle Pankratz
Bill Schumann
Joann Smith

Emeritus Director

Elmer Cone

A Message from the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame Past President Elmer Cone

The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame was founded to provide a place for the snowmobiling community, governments and related business organizations to recognize the dedicated individuals related to the world wide sport of snowmobiling. These dedicated individuals are the heartbeat of snowmobiling, their goal is building the infrastructure for the sport, along with communicating the barriers that leads to building the bridges between nature and other user groups to coincide together, this is called teamwork, with many hands, many minds, leading to one goal, and that is to respect each others rights to the multiple use of our natural resources.

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 detailed history of ISHOF...