SkiBum.Ahh, the SPT way of doing things.
I've always seen and done opposite. Good operator with sticks and you don't even need a hand crew.
8+ years ago that was totally cool. Now I cringe if the takeoff isn't at least decent. Fuck 10 years ago I remember basically building them by hand, some completely actually.
I've def seen some really fucking awesome operators and some people I wouldn't trust in bumper cars.
I do feel like if it's a decent cat, the snow isn't the worst shit ever, and not completely fucked, you should be able to get a decent rough in. Then you're just moving snow around, adding some, taking other spots away, and getting it solid instead of building it from a snowbank. That and straight cutting the sides after shes tested is about all the work.
One of those, you can do it that way, but why not make life easier.