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December 31, 2013
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Heavenly debuts new DJ cat

Beats aren’t typically part of a snowcat’s repertoire.

But a new, one-of-a-kind, “DJ cat” will be able to bring music across Heavenly Mountain Resort this winter.

Heavenly unveiled the cat at its Tamarack Lodge late last month. The DJ cat was built in partnership with Rat Runners Garage owner Aaron Hagar, the son of former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar.

The cat is a retired grooming machine retrofitted with a state-of-the-art mobile DJ station, according to a statement from the resort.

“Complete with a high-tech DJ platform and a Kicker Audio speaker system that rivals anything seen at a nightclub, Heavenly’s DJ cat is the first of its kind and like nothing else in the industry,” according to the statement. “Custom built components provide premium sound through about 52 speakers and 12000 watts worth of QSC brand amps. Three remote controlled actuators open the doors and roof of the lightweight aluminum unit and a 55 inch flat screen television enhances the visual experience.”

Heavenly debuted the DJ cat Dec. 27 with DJ Viola LaLa Mia. Guest DJs will spin tunes on the DJ cat throughout the season.

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