2021 International Club of The Year

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club of Townsend



SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club of Townsend was recently inducted into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame in Eagle River Wisconsin. The two-day event was held on September 17 and 18, 2021, and based out the Eagle Waters Resort. Some of the many events for the weekend were a pirate boat ride on the Eagle Chain Lakes, tours of the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame, a museum in Sayner which holds the first ever made to be a snowmobile built by Carl Eliason in 1924 and a Snowmobile Museum in St. Germaine dedicated to the sport of snowmobile racing. It was truly inspirational to see how far the sport of snowmobile has come. All three of these locations should be on every snowmobiler’s bucket list of places to see. Everyone who rides a snowmobile can learn a lot from going to these museums. Almost a century of dedication to the promotion of the sport is showcased there.

On the evening of the 18th guests and inductees were welcomed to an awards banquet at the Waters Edge Resort banquet hall. After a lovely meal, many members of the snowmobile community were inducted into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame. These folks included folks from every aspect of the sport, from journalists writing snowmobile magazines, museum founders, people in leadership in the many organizations that showcase the sport and adventurers who did cross country or cross continent rides in the past to promote the sport. Red Arrow was honored to be inducted as the 2021 International Snowmobile Club of the Year. Accepting the award for Red Arrow was Gary Wagner, immediate Past President of Red Arrow. Gary noted that this award was due to the hard work of every member, officer and volunteer that ever belonged to or worked in any way for Red Arrow.

Red Arrow was formed in 1968 by a group of guys who saw a need for trails to ride these new snowmobiles on. They started with the bare minimum of equipment, most of which was hand made to do the job of the trails. Thru the years and decades, the officers and members worked very hard to build a trail system, support the sport of snowmobile, promote snowmobiling in a positive way and keep the club going both financially and socially. Please feel free to visit the club website at redarrowtownsend.com for a complete history from the humble beginnings to this award as being the best club in the world.