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The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) is an organization representing the four snowmobile manufacturers. We coordinate committees within the industry to handle concerns such as snowmobile safety, the promotion of the life-style activity of snowmobiling, keeping accurate statistics, reporting the growth of the industry and the positive economic impact the life-style activity has throughout the world. There are four major manufacturers that build snowmobiles: Yamaha, Ski-Doo, Polaris and Artic Cat. ISMA is a Stellar Sponsor of the Canadian Avalanche Centre.
Built in 1959, the Columbia Brewery is located in picturesque Creston, BC and is part of the rich brewing tradition of the Kootenay region. The brewery traces its heritage to the Fort Steele Brewery, established in 1898. Columbia Brewery began brewing its celebrated Kokanee lager in 1962. The small mountain brewery naturally ages each drop of Kokanee to exacting standards, to ensure each ounce of Kokanee is of the highest quality. Columbia Brewery and its parent company, Labatt, is the sponsor of our very popular Backcountry Avalanche Workshops road tour series, which offer backcountry recreationists the latest in techniques and tips for managing risk in avalanche terrain.