“Go Snowmobiling” campaign tips
The “Go Snowmobiling” campaign has been supported by
the snowmobile community over the years. Clubs, groups
and associations across North America have taken military
personnel snowmobiling, co-ordinated enlightenment rides
with land managers and often just have fun organizing snow-mobile
rides with friends and family. The trails and riding
areas in many parts of North America are in great shape
and offer great opportunities to take friends snowmobiling.
Participation in Go Snowmobiling rides underscores the
“wow-factor” and the pure enjoyment that people have when
they first ride a snowmobile. A number of times with first-time
snowmobilers, they couldn’t quit talking about how
much fun it was and how they couldn’t wait to do it again.
When taking a friend snowmobiling, remember this may
very well be their first time on a snowmobile. Keep the ride
slow, short and simple. Chances are that seasoned snow-mobiler’s
“normal ride” would seem like a marathon to
an uninitiated friend. Don’t show off, push the envelope or
challenge friends to ride beyond their capabilities or their
The Go Snowmobiling campaign is also joined with the
“Safe Riders!” campaign. The International Snowmobile
Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has a new 13-chapter
Safe Riders video series that can be found on their website:
www.Snowmobile.org/snowmobile-videos.html. The chap-ters
are a great tool when introducing a friend to snowmobiling
and will help make the ride more enjoyable for everyone.
Like ISMA’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/
GoSnowmobiling. Post a photo with a few remarks and you
could win a free Go Snowmobiling Shirt. When posting, please
send ISMA a note with your contact information and shirt size.
Plan to take a vacation snowmobiling
Americans love to take vacations and they say vacations are
important to them – yet more than 54 percent of all North
American employees with vacation time leave a considerable
amount of their vacation time unused. As a matter of fact,
up to 25 percent of the employees interviewed reported that
they did not take even half of their allowed time off. These
unused vacation days carry a significant economic im-pact
and since individuals don’t relax enough, it impacts
their productivity, creativity and can damage an employee’s
personal well-being and relationships with family and friends.
In our culture is a hyper connectivity which sociologists
call “work martyrdom.” Individuals who use their vacation
time have greater happiness at work and at home.
Knowing all of the above, why not use some vacation time
to take a snowmobiling vacation?
The key to taking vacation time, according to the experts, is
to plan for it. Studies show that 75 percent of the people who
plan a vacation actually take it. The most effective remedy for
those who want to use their vacation days is to plan for them.
Holidays are a great time of year for snowmobiling and it should
be relatively easy to take an extra day before or after the
holiday to take a longer snowmobiling vacation.
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