The PhatCat Challenge

8 am  - February 2 - Killington

A true test of grooming operator skill and efficiency to determine the industry's ultimate Top Op

PhatCat Registration Form


    HERE  to register under "Tradeshow Only" if you are not already registered to attend. 

                          Phatcat Logo Final

The Challenge

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

The Competitors

New to the Phatcat, drivers can enter in one of two categories:

  • Pro Driver, reserved for ski area grooming and snow surface professionals;
  • Phatcat, reserved for top ski area executives including CEOs, Presidents, COOs, GMs CFOs, CMOs and Mountain Ops Directors.

The Purse

One pro driver from each competition will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize, and other prizes will be awarded to finalists and winning ski area Phatcats.

Special thanks to PistenBully and Prinoth for their support of the PhatCat Challenge.

*Registration is available to only the first 15 drivers to sign up. See registration form for PhatCat Challenge sign-ups. All drivers must be registered for the NSAA Winter Conference in order to compete in the PhatCat Challenge.

*Show attendees beyond the 15 driver cutoff may still be permitted to take to the course, time permitting.