Finally got my Subaru into some proper snow this weekend and had a chance to test out my snow tires. It was entertaining laughing at the people crouching over in the cold/wet outside in order to install their chains or alternatively laughing at the other people who ignored the “CHAINS REQUIRED” signs and were subsequently stuck at a slight incline. I have some video footage of driving in the snow, although it is relatively uneventful since it is just like normal driving except it is whiter outside.
First on Friday heading up to the mountain after the big 3ft storm had rolled through the couple of days before:
And then on Saturday heading home in the middle of a smaller 6 inch storm, but it was dumping pretty heavy at the time:
And then of course an obligatory photo dump of the ocassion:
This car certainly makes a more practical ski trip vehicle than my Miata! Although the shenanigans driving around are much more subdued in the Subaru. There is just kind of always grip and the rear end isn’t anywhere near as “lively” in the snow. Sure I was able to get the car to slide around a little bit with gratuitous amounts of throttle while turning, but it never stepped out or moved around unintentionally. The tires handled stopping and turning excellently and behaved like true snow tires. I am happy for Nokian making an “all season” tire that truly means ALL seasons.
Now, you can head over to PowderForward if you want to hear about the skiing portion of this trip: