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Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum
St. Germain, Wisconsin
Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum
Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum
"Dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich and exciting history of snowmobiling at both the recreational and competitive levels through the operation of a museum, hall of fame and library for the sport.  Annual inductions honor the men and women that have played significant roles at the racing venues, design and manufacturing arenas, local clubs, state associations and national organizations."

715 542- 4HOF (4463)
P.O. Box 720
St. Germain, WI 54558


8481 WEST HWY 70
at Sled World Blvd
(1 mile west of the Chamber office
& one mile East of the Whitetail Inn


Thursday-Friday 10-5 Sat 10-3
Call for appointments for possible
other times
Days open will increase after trails open

Pictured above is the new trail entrance to the SHOF.
The attractive new sign and sled parking area in
front of the museum was necessary as there was
 a re-route of the main trail along Hy 70 West

The Board of Directors of the SNOWMOBLE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM is happy to announce that we have moved into our new expanded facility. The new Warning Gallery has added 5,000 feet to our exhibit space. All SHOF operations are now located in one location for the first time since our establishment in 1983. 

The facilities are located at the beautiful twenty acre HALL OF FAME campus nestled in the tall pines on St. Germain's west side. When traveling down Hwy 70 from east or west, you will know you have arrived when you get to the "s" curves ("S" as in Sleds!)

Stop in and see historic race sleds, trophies, clothing and the Ramstad Photo Collection. View racing videos in our theater. Visit our well stocked gift shop... great ideas for the race and recreational snowmobile enthusiast!

Championship sleds on display include oval, enduro, hill-climb, cross country, water-cross, snow-cross & drag sleds raced by championship drivers such as Karpik, Wicht, Musselman, Coltom, Hayes, Elsner, Solem, Bernat, Frandsen, Nelson, Bender, Maki, Hibbert, Morgan and Vincent.

The SHOF does not have a sno-cam but these are just down the road here in
St. Germain.





Tickets are now available for purchase.
$50 per ticket - Only 100 tickets sold!


The GRAND PRIZE winner of the 1979 Polaris TXL 340 was:

Tom of Hortonville, WI



We would like to thank each and every one of you who came to our event. Whether you came to swap or you brought a beautiful display or just brought some great old iron for all of us to enjoy, we THANK YOU!!


The SHOF is excited to announce our future expansion plans. The board of directors has approved the plans and growth of a newly needed addition to our building. Over the years we have accumulated great history with sleds and memorabilia but unfortunately haven't been able to display it all in one building. We are looking forward to adding additional pieces of great history along with new displays for all to enjoy. This will be a 60 x 100 ft. addition that will house two floors of amazing items.

Below you will view our plans for the future. This is an effort that will continue the effort to recognize and honor the great people, machines and innovations in the history of snowmobiling, and it's something that I hope all interested people will participate in a way that works for them. We have started a building block program that we hope works for everyone. Please contact the SHOF with any questions.

View the Preliminary Expansion Drawings


The SHOF is happy to announce that we have received new items recently.

The first machine we are proud to present is the Nick Keller and his 99,956 mile journey for a cause snowmobile. Nick Keller on a 2010 Yamaha RS Vector has rode for 356 days and 99, 956 miles raising nearly $150,000 in support of cancer victims. Nick Keller's passion has helped many over the years in their fight against cancer.

Outside of the SHOF Polaris Industries has graciously shared their 1971 "American" Race Trailer

Inside the race trailer was a 1981 John Deere IFS Liquifire Prototype. This sled was unveiled Friday at our 33rd Annual Ride With The Champs weekend. It is now inside the SHOF for all to enjoy...

This sled will soon be on display...

Team Arctic racing master Jeremy Fyle came to the SHOF this year, and he brought with him the restored 1989 Polaris Indy 500 that he piloted to win that year's Jeep 500 cross-country.

That was a seminal sled for terrain racing, as well as for Polaris AND Arctic Cat. For terrain racing, the Indy 500 (and similar performance machines from the other brands) helped make the Jeep 500 popular to a larger group of would-be racers. For Polaris, it sold so well that the company grew like gangbusters. And for Arctic Cat, it was a benchmark sled that the company would work hard to beat (yet would do so the following year in the Jeep 500 with Kirk Hibbert's win aboard the EXT Special).

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Snowmobile Hall of Fame Breaking News!

New trail ride sponsored as part of the Ride With the Champs event. Read complete event information by following the link below.

Vintage Yamaha 100 Trail Ride

Hubert Fixsen, Steve Houle, Brad Pake and Tom Zernia to be Honored During 2016 Ceremony in St. Germain, Wis.; Fans are Invited to Participate in Ride With The Champs

St. Germain, Wis. (Aug. 7, 2015) - The Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Germain, Wis., announced today its four inductees for 2016: Hubert Fixsen, Steve Houle, Brad Pake and Tom Zernia. These four honorees will be inducted into the SHOF on Feb. 13, 2016, in St. Germain, coinciding with the annual Ride With The Champs and other events to which all fans are invited.

Hubert Fixsen, of Willmar, Minn., was a prolific race-focused engineer for Arctic and John Deere who invented many trend-setting ideas and technologies for snowmobiles, as well as a mechanic whose drivers notched wins in two Winnipeg-to-St. Paul I-500s, an ICCSF Championship and dozens of other cross-country victories.

Steve Houle of Forest Lake, Minn., was a premier, multi-discipline racer for Yamaha and Polaris who captured wins and championships in the most prestigious oval, snocross and cross-country events of the 1980s and 1990s, and later built Speedwerx into a championship-producing aftermarket powerhouse.

Brad Pake of Felton, Minn., was a dominant Team Arctic terrain racer in the 1990s who captured two International 500 cross-country wins, an ISOC championship and victory in multiple snocross and cross-country events.

Tom Zernia of West Bend, Wis., was a founder of International Snowmobile Racing, the governing body of rules making for snowmobile competition since 1979, and for which he served as Technical Director while creating and enforcing fair and safe rules for all forms of racing.

All race and snowmobile fans are invited to the 33rd Annual SHOF Induction Ceremony and Ride With The Champs event, where they can meet, talk and ride with many of the sport's biggest stars. The weekend includes various modern and vintage trail riding opportunities, plus a wonderful dinner and induction ceremony. In addition, the Snowmobile Hall of Fame Museum is open for all enthusiasts to see many legendary machines and memorabilia.

Hubert Fixsen

Steve Houle

Brad Pake

Tom Zernia

Snowmobile Hall of Fame 2015 Round-Up Winners

Raffle Winners:

Grand Prize Winner: Brian Liebscher
2nd Place Winner: Eric Magnuson
3rd Place Winner: Tony Prokop

View a complete list of winners here!

Snowmobile Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees

Bob Enns

Herb Howe

Pat Mach

Mark Zelich


We just received our copies of the 2014 Annual Ride with the Champs DVD. This is a must have for those that came and enjoyed the day or for those who might of missed this year and want to catch up. The DVD's are $15.00 plus shipping and handling of $3.95. Don’t miss out on this great video!! You can email: Jamie@snowmobilehalloffame.com at the office or send Payment to: PO Box 720, St. Germain, WI 54558. We also accept Paypal. Thank you for your support!

Friday morning at the Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain, Wisconsin opened up with a beautiful sunny day and snow filled trails. Everyone arrived around 9:00am for a trial/poker run put together by Fuzzy Zeller. After riding approximately 40-50 miles with 5 stops to draw cards, the winner of the poker hand received 50% of the money while the SHOF receives the other 50%. After the ride, everyone returned to the SHOF for an Open House, including a bonfire and cook-out.

Saturday morning began with beautiful crisp blue skies along with a breakfast buffet and followed by the introduction of all the celebrity riders that were in attendance.

After breakfast, it was time for the 140 riders to head to the trails for the 31st Annual "Ride with the Champs". There were six different rides, going in six different directions and all leaving from St. Germain. The rides consisted of 2 modern sled rides and 3 vintage sled rides; including a short vintage ride traveling approximately 30 miles; the "Swamp Challenge" which was about 100 miles; and the "Vintage Challenge", that went all the way to Lake Gogebic, MI, for a 165 mile loop.

After returning to the hotel for a quick "fluff and buff", everyone gathered again at the White Tail Inn for the main event, the induction banquet to honor our four inductees for 2014: Ted Nielsen, Tom Rager, Sr., Don Omdahl and Loren Anderson.

The banquet started with an autograph session, a silent auction and then onto the induction of our 2014 honorees.

As I sat there for my 18th induction ceremony and listened to the words from the last inductee to speak, I realized the experience is still the same as it was the first time... very exciting and humbling, all at the same time!

Craig Marchbank - SHOF President

2014 Inductees Announced

Loren R. Anderson

Ted Nielsen

Don Omdahl

Thomas Rager Sr.

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Snowmobile Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 720
St. Germain, WI 54558
715-542-4HOF (4463)
Fax: 715-542-4260

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