Snowmobile Industry Generates Big Bucks for Wyoming
As winter approaches, resorts across Wyoming are gearing up for another season of snowmobiling.
According to a recent study from the University of Wyoming, the popular outdoor pastime contributes over $175 million in annual revenue to the state economy. The Wyoming Comprehensive Snowmobile Recreation Report estimates the sport generates nearly $147 million in visitor spending, along with another $29 million in secondary economic activity.
Snowmobile enthusiasts are also credited for creating approximately 1,300 jobs, accounting for an over $35 million in yearly income.
The Bridger - Teton National Forest is the most popular destination for snowmobiling in the state, featuring over 600 miles of trails. The Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail ranks among the largest in the country.
Combined with heavy annual snowfall and off-trail access within both the Briger - Teton and Shoshone National Forest, it is widely considered to be one of the premiere snowmobiling areas in the world.