Snow Week Founder Dies
May 9, 2007
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May 7, 2007
Long-time snowmobile writer and Snow Week founder C.J. Ramstad died on May 6 in a car collision. He was 61.
Also killed in the crash was Ramstad’s son, J.J., 17.
Ramstad, a fixture in the snowmobile industry and in Minnesota snowmobile journalism, began Snow Week magazine in 1974 as Snowmobile Week. The name was shortened to Snow Week in 1978. Ramstad was the editor of Snow Week and Snow Goer, and then of Snowmobile Magazine.
In 1988, he took over the Minnesota state snowmobile publication, Minnesota Snowmobiling, and became a co-publisher of Supertrax in 1991. He was a member of the board of the Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum and an inductee into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11 AM, May 14, at the Westwood Community Church in Chanhassen, Minn.
Ramstad is survived by his wife, Karla, and daughter, Marly.