RIGBY – When Steffen Stowell opened a snowmobile rental company north of Rigby last fall, it was an attempt to capitalize on the influx of people traveling through the area on their way to Island Park, Driggs, Jackson and other tourist destinations.
Noticing an uptick in cabin rentals and RV’ers, he thought surely people might want to rent a snowmobile during their trip. His instincts turned out to be correct.
“Last year, I was turning customers away because I didn’t have enough inventory to satisfy the demand,” Stowell tells EastIdahoNews.com.
This year, the trend is repeating itself. Stowell says the reservations have already started and he’s still having a hard time keeping up with the demand, despite having triple the amount of inventory.
Since launching in November, Fun Run Rentals at 153 North 3850 East next to Stowell Outlaw Services in Rigby has grown to include a fleet of a dozen snowmachines. Most of them are…