snow·​cat | \ ˈsnō-ˌkat How to pronounce snowcat (audio) \

Definition of snowcat

: a tracklaying vehicle for travel on snow

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Though no cars can reach the rifugios, the duffel magically appears at each inn, transported by staff via chair lift or snowcat. Amy Tara Koch, Vogue, "The Slopes Less Taken: Going on a Ski Safari in the Dolomites," 7 Mar. 2019 Nine out of 10 snowcats that pass through his shop are privately owned. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The Ice-Kicking Glory of the Snowcat," 5 Mar. 2018 For hardcore powder-hounds looking for a dream adventure, heli-skiing and snowcat options in the Chugach Mountains make skiers' and snowboarders' dreams come true. Josh Niva, Anchorage Daily News, "Getting your outdoor adventure fix in Southcentral Alaska," 2 May 2018 Just like off-roading clubs, snowcat clubs organize meetups and trail rides. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The Ice-Kicking Glory of the Snowcat," 5 Mar. 2018 Just beyond one of the resort’s boundaries, off a snowcat route called the Plank, lie ungroomed and unpatrolled tree-flecked trails. Christopher Solomon, Outside Online, "The Boy Who Lived on Edges," 22 Mar. 2018 According to a release from Brundage Mountain, two separate incidents involving a snowcat occurred while the two victims were on a backcountry trip. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "2 people injured at Brundage Mountain in snowcat trip incident | Idaho Statesman," 28 Feb. 2018 Later in the decade, both evolved the snowcat toward its modern shape. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The Ice-Kicking Glory of the Snowcat," 5 Mar. 2018 Brown died in March 2006 while at a sunset photoshoot at Colorado’s Telluride Ski Resort after falling sideways off the back of a snowcat snow-grooming machine and getting caught in the tracks. Dave Quinn,, "Gus Kenworthy Tears Up Over Tragic Death of His Best Friend: 'I Felt Guilt He Died and Not Me'," 17 Feb. 2018

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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