We’ve all seen snowcats groom steep trails in the winter using a winch system, but have you ever seen one mow a trail in the summer?
The video below shows 49 Degrees North, a ski resort in Washington, showing off their new mastication attachment that’s meant to chew through grass, weeds, and whatever else has grown throughout the summer.
Check it out below:
“For those of you that haven’t seen our new favorite piece of summer equipment, here’s our new masticating attachment on our Pisten Bulley winch cat. The maintenance team has given it the nickname “Chop Chop”. Watch the video and it’ll make sense. This was shot on Carpet Bagger, and you can see just how buffed out it’s leaving these trails!”
‘Chop Chop’ is a cool nickname, but I would have gone with ‘Choppy McChoppyface’ just to keep with the internet tradition of naming things in that manner.
I’ve seen plenty of ski resorts mow trails, but I’ve never seen a winch cat utilized in the summer, pretty cool right? It’s going to help the resort open up that steep terrain earlier.
FYI- 49 Degrees North is on the Indy Pass 😉