Sno-Cats on parade


February 9, 2023

P.J. Glisson/The Globe

PARTICIPANTS IN the 2023 Midwest Cat Clowder take off last Saturday for a "parade" across the slopes of Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Bessemer Township. Directly after the slopes closed to skiers and snowboarders, clowder riders started up the east side of the hill and later returned on a west-side slope. The event had a record of 40 participants.


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BESSEMER TOWNSHIP - After a run of days with sub-zero temperatures, Saturday's mild temperatures filled the ski slopes at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort.

But the base of the hill also had an additional crowd of folks reveling in the 2023 Midwest Cat Clowder, which provided an opportunity to view a parking lot full of vintage Sno-Cats and groomers.

A playful sign warned "Caution: Cat Crossing" while some of the engines rumbled, emitting the dense, distinct odor of diesel and gas.

Mostly, there was an air of joy as people of all ages wandered and joked...

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