Founded 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 in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Since its founding, over 100 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. A 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.
President: Bill Schumann
Vice President: Joann Smith
Secretary: Tom Anderson
Treasurer: Dale Vagts
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 the detailed history of ISHOF
A Message from ISHOF Past President Elmer Cone