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

Definition of snowcat

: a tracklaying vehicle for travel on snow

Examples of snowcat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The family is asking anyone in the Grass Valley area with access to a snowcat for help. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tahoe blizzard survivor's truck is still stuck in deep snow - family seeking help digging it out," 5 Feb. 2021 Pop-ups will prevail on some slopes — such as Colorado’s Steamboat’s mobile Pizza Ranger and Taco Beast, a Mexican joint on a snowcat that sets up tables on the mountain. Washington Post, "What to expect from this winter’s ski season," 8 Oct. 2020 After a 15-minute snowcat crawl up Snowmass mountain, you’ll be deposited at a century-old cabin that looks mighty good for its age. Allyson Reedy, The Know, "Mountain restaurants you can only reach by ski, snowshoe or sleigh," 22 Jan. 2020 The first team of searchers departed in a snowcat from Timberline Lodge around 11 p.m. Friday night. oregonlive, "Lost climber with hypothermia found at 6,200 feet on Mount Hood," 24 May 2020 Dinner on the mountain with a ride up in a snowcat vehicle is another way to appreciate Aspen’s stunning mountains. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Places to Travel in April," 12 Feb. 2020 People familiar with the area say snowcat-skiing has not occurred in Hatcher Pass in more than a decade. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "State approves permit for Hatcher Pass snowcat and helicopter skiing," 5 Nov. 2019 Powder Mountain in Utah ceased snowcat skiing because of tight quarters inside the vehicles. Fox News, "Vail, Alterra close 49 ski resorts amid virus outbreak," 15 Mar. 2020 Before dawn, snowcats then spread the piles up and down the runs atop the base. Tom Stienstra,, "Tahoe snow report: Runs open, but fresh snow scant," 19 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of snowcat

1955, in the meaning defined above

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18 Feb 2021

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“Snowcat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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