Photos: Snowcat operators compete for prizes

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22 2013 3:36 p.m. MST

Sales representative Jim Larson watches as a snowcat operator competes on an obstacle course in the Phat Cat Challenge at Snowbird Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. The Phat Cat Challenge was created to enhance driver skills, promote professionalism and give recognition to the most talented grooming operators in the country. Operators were judged in four disciplines: Straight Pass, Slalom Run, Blade to Grade and Pre-Op Check.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SNOWBIRD — Snowcat operators on Tuesday competed on an obstacle course in the Phat Cat Challenge on the Whodunnit ski run at Snowbird.

The Phat Cat Challenge was created to enhance driver skills, promote professionalism and give recognition to the most talented grooming operators in the country. Operators were judged in four disciplines: Straight Pass, Slalom Run, Blade to Grade and Pre-Op Check.

The winner received a $1,000 prize.

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