Important things to note:

-Four wheel drive is awesome

-Volkswagen is a bunch of assholes

-Persevere

Why in the hell does VW insist on installing a non-defeatable traction control system. They let you think you’ve turned it off, but in fact you haven’t. I finally made it up on the third attempt because the throttle actually did what my foot asked of it.

This snow was ridiculous. Like some sort of fine silt. I haven’t had that much difficulty since getting winter tires. And you can see by the pickup flying around me that a decent four wheel drive setup trumps winter tire equipped front wheel drive vehicle. Though the meddling Germans weren’t helping any.