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While snowcats years ago weren't as high tech and less convenient, the new ones used on Howelsen offer many luxuries including better heating and easier controls.

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Grooming Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs has its perks

As he rumbles up the steepest part of Howelsen Hill at 10 p.m., David "Marv" Shively shakes his head every time his snowcat hits ice or leaves behind an imperfection.


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