Blazing the Snowmobile Trail
Joseph-Armand Bombardier’s earliest iterations of a snowmobile were built for solving transportation problems like helping doctors make house calls and getting children to school. It wouldn’t take long for the recreational aspect of snowmobiling to capture people’s interest, and in the 1970s Ski-Doo would be at the forefront of another industry-shaping innovation.
In order for riders to enjoy the sport of snowmobiling to its fullest, they needed a place and a reason to ride. With the idea of providing a winter experience unlike anything the world had seen before, Ski-Doo became the driving force behind “SnoPlan” – the first interconnected snowmobile trail system. That idea to connect communities of snowmobile enthusiasts with an established trail system opened the floodgates to a new way to enjoy winter. Suddenly, there were new areas to explore, places to visit and memories to be made. Today, there are around 230,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in North America waiting to show riders everything winter has to offer.