Statistics reveal that snowmobiles are selling at a faster rate than a year ago, which means that more people than ever will celebrate the recent opening of Minnesota’s snowmobile trails (as long as there is snow).
Popularity of Snowmobiles
While snowmobiles have always been a fun way to explore local areas in the wintertime, sales are booming. There were about 54,000 snowmobiles sold in the US in 2014, as per a recent press release. As compared to the previous year, worldwide sales for the industry are up an impressive 12 percent.
For outdoor enthusiasts, snowmobiles are a fun winter activity, allowing users to explore local areas and enjoy the snow in a thrilling way. It is also an activity that the whole family can enjoy as a quality way to spend time together and create new memories. There are many great snowmobile manufacturers, including Polaris, Arctic Cat, Yamaha and Ski-Doo. We supply many high-quality polymer parts to a few of these key players.
Our many years of experience and expertise in the polymer business has been beneficial when working with the engineers to make sure we’re getting the right part for the high performance machines that are being built for today’s market.
Getting Out On the Minnesota Trails
Snowmobile trails are officially open, as per the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ announcement at the start of the month. This is terrific news as snowmobilers can now start to enjoy the more than 20,000 miles of trails in Minnesota.
Our state is home to an amazing snowmobile trail system, with about 600 miles of it state maintained. Provided you are certified to ride a snowmobile under Minnesota law, we encourage you to enjoy the trails responsibly. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provides trail maps that outline the areas, so you can fully explore it all.
Always remember to drive responsibility, obey signs along the trails and avoid alcohol. Exercise caution around any wetlands or similar water bodies as it is too early in the season for the ice to firmly set yet. In addition, ensure your snowmobile runs at its best, to avoid any risks by getting it serviced and replacing parts as necessary.