The Colorado Snowmobile Association won the 2013 Take A Friend Snowmobiling Contest sponsored by the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association.
ISMA's members are Arctic Cat, BRP, Polaris, and Yamaha.
The members of the CSA and their clubs took 486 individuals snowmobiling in Colorado this past winter of 2012-2013. The CSA used their web site, the CSA Facebook Page, the monthly newspaper, as well as an annual direct mail letter to their members and follow-up e-mail to get the word out and obtain support and enthusiasm from the snowmobile clubs throughout the state of Colorado.
In addition to their efforts in using their established media to communicate with their clubs and members, they also partnered with the State Park representatives and US Forest Service representatives located in Colorado.
In addition to putting out the word and inviting non-snowmobilers to Go Snowmobiling, the CSA spent time and effort ensuring that safety guidelines for all of the rides were used and they recognized the 7 clubs that participated in the rides. The rides began in January 2013 and culminated at the end of March 2013.
Many Colorado residents were introduced to snowmobiling and to the Colorado Snowmobile Association. The outings introduced potential new snowmobilers to the clubs and the state Association thus strengthening the club network and highlighting all of the hard work of the Association.
Stories on snowmobiling ran throughout the state and new friendships were made with various Visitor and Convention Bureaus, Chambers of Commerce, other Tourism related individuals, and state Government representatives.
Photos of the events highlighted the excitement and joy radiating on the faces of all who participated in the rides.
The manufacturers presented the Colorado Snowmobile Association with a check for $5,000.00 during the International Snowmobile Congress held in Green Bay, WI.
The 2014 Take a Friend Snowmobiling Contest Winners will be recognized at the 2014 International Snowmobile Congress which will be held in Keystone, Colorado – June 11-14, 2014. A campaign action manual and contest form, highlighting the guidelines to apply for the Contest is located on both of the manufacturer web sites: www.snowmobile.org and www.gosnowmobiling.org .