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PRINOTH and Today’s Parks announce partnership

PRINOTH and Today’s Parks announced their partnership for the construction of snowparks in more than 15 ski areas and municipalities in Québec and the Maritime provinces. Thanks to the PRINOTH BISON X groomer, Today’s Parks plans to create snowparks that meet the expectations of extreme winter sports enthusiasts and will once again dazzle the public attending various events at which the company participates as an official supplier.

 

A partnership for the benefit of ski resorts

“At Today’s Parks, productivity, reliability and accuracy are paramount in the design of our snow parks and event courses. In 15 years of experience, we have built, with a wide variety of snow groomers, hundreds of snow structures, in a multitude of climatic conditions. Thereby, we quickly concluded that PRINOTH, with its BISON X model, offers the best product on the market for the construction and maintenance of the snowparks we create. The signing of this partnership with PRINOTH makes us very enthusiastic and we are confident that it will allow us to increase the efficiency of our operations and the quality of our final product,” said Guillaume Fournier, co-owner of Today’s Parks.

“Since its beginning, PRINOTH has always valued the Eastern Canadian market and has worked extensively with Today’s Parks in the past with great success. It was therefore appropriate to collaborate more with this team of creative and ultra-professional young entrepreneurs. We are convinced that with using the BISON X, Today’s Parks will deliver the highest level of satisfaction possible to their clients,” said Martin LaRichelière, Eastern Canadian Sales Representative, PRINOTH.

Renown for being the benchmark for snowpark builds, the BISON X snow groomer is equipped of an ultra-clean engine (Tier 4 Final compliant), a PRINOTH POSIFLEX Tiller, a 12-way blade, the best in cab comfort and has special features dedicated to the construction of snowparks. It has all the assets sought for unparalleled precision and efficiency. PRINOTH and Today’s Parks will shape the future of these mountains and keep snowboarders and skiers on the move.

 

Safe Riders! video chapters are up and running on the ISMA website

The snowmobile manufacturers are pleased to announce that the Safe Riders! You Make Snowmobiling Safe® safety campaign is celebrating its 24th year of helping to educate snowmobilers to keep safety at the top of their minds while out riding. The campaign will continue to feature the Safe Riders! poster series, safety brochures, decals and Snowmobiling Fact Book that is distributed free of charge to safety instructors throughout North America.

ISMA is excited about the expansion of the Safe Riders! program with the addition of the new Safe Riders! video chapter series featuring 13 separate video chapters on snowmobiling lifestyle and safety-related guidelines and practices. Each chapter is 1-3 minutes long and can be viewed or downloaded from the ISMA website www.snowmobile.org.

The video chapters cover the following subjects:

  1. Snowmobile lifestyle
  2. Getting started in snowmobiling
  3. Impaired riding
  4. Snowmobile avalanche preparedness
  5. Snowmobile operation
  6. Hand signals while snowmobiling
  7. Snowmobiling on trails and respecting private property
  8. Snowmobile preparation
  9. Snowmobile apparel
  10. Snowmobile clubs and associations
  11. Locating snowmobiling riding areas
  12. Trailering for snowmobilers
  13. Snowmobilers ethics

 

The new video series is very inclusive and is available for use immediately.

The Safe Riders! program has positively influenced, educated and informed hundreds of thousands of snowmobilers around the world and ISMA has distributed millions of posters, decals, brochures and Fact Books to the snowmobile community throughout the 24-year history of the campaign.

Safe Riders! information is now being distributed to clubs, associations and safety trainers. If your club or association would like to obtain these free collateral materials, please contact the ISMA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;to get a copy of the order form. Fill it out and fax, e-mail or mail it back to the office and ISMA will send the items you are interested in for your use this snowmobiling season.

 

 

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