The Sno Barons of Blaine, Minn. have been honored by the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) as the first annual recipient of the Snowmobile Club of the Year Award.

No other snowmobile club has achieved the level of excellence the Sno Barons have when it comes to producing a nationally recognized major snowmobile event. Their Haydays event in September kicks off the snowmobile season, not only in Minnesota but also nationally as hundreds of vendors and tens of thousands of snowmobilers pack the show grounds. Proceeds from the event have been parceled out to scores of clubs for snowmobile projects benefiting the sport.

ISHOF President Scott Eilerston made the award announcement at the Sno Barons Christmas in December.

“ISHOF is very excited to create this new annual award and to name the Sno Barons as the first recipient,” says Eilerston. “They are truly an inspiration to all clubs and the grand sport of snowmobiling.”

The official presentation will be made this fall at the Induction Ceremony held in Eagle River as they induct the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame class of 2010, the International Groomer of the Year award, sponsored by Arctic Cat and the new Snowmobile Club of the Year award.