winter driving

  1. Monique

    How much should I expect to pay for decent all season tires?

    My financial situation is different these days, but I don't want to cheap out on tires. I do want to anticipate the cost. My winter tires are X-Ices; I bought the current ones in November. I typically run winter tires roughly late October to mid May (ie, when Loveland/A Basin open to Mother's...
  2. M

    Looking for recommendations for a used AWD for Tahoe winter trips

    Hello I average 5-6 winter trips from the SF bay area to Tahoe a year. I currently have a 2000 Lexus (Toyota) RX300 AWD. It has close to 280k miles and won't last forever. I also have a 2012 Toyota Sienna non AWD vehicle with a set of snow chains however I have not yet taken it to Tahoe...
  3. focker

    The thrill of skiing fresh snow vs the drive to get there?

    So in my younger years I used to love to drive during/right after a snow storm to get to the ski hills (here in MN) asap to ski some fresh snow. I'm mainly talking about storms of 4"+ that don't happen all that often around here. Maybe 3 times per year. I've made some serious white knuckle...
  4. I

    I70 on Saturday the 23rd (tomorrow!)

    How concerned should I be about driving I70 from Vail to Denver late Saturday afternoon? I have 4wd but not snow tires. OpenSnow is projecting 5-9" of snow during the day and 1-3" at night for Vail and 2-4"/0-1" for Keystone. I would appreciate some local knowledge in deciding if I should try...
  5. LKLA

    Universal Snow/ Tire Chains

    Has anyone used so-called universal snow chains? We are looking to rent a car for a couple of ski trips so we will not know the exact car we will get, nor of course the width, aspect ratio or diameter of the car's tires. We will most likely end up with a full size sedan - that is about all I...
  6. skidrew

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Driving - Jackson to Big Sky

    How's this drive in the winter? Thinking of flying into Jackson, ski a bit there, and then drive up to Big Sky for more. Figure late March for this . . .
  7. Slim

    Narrow or Wide Snow Tires

    I was reading through a thread about snow tires and someone said new research showed wider tires were better in snow. The link was to Continental's website, but that didn't include any actual tests results. Here is a link to an article in Autobild where they did test them, and they do also say...
  8. Jnelly

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Grand Targhee logistics. Idaho Falls v. Jackson Hole

    Planning on Grand Targhee mid-January. My typical schedule is usually a Saturday evening arrival so a somewhat later night drive will be in order. That said it seems Idaho Falls to GT is pretty straight forward even though it is longer than coming from JAC. However anyone with a perspective on...
  9. nay

    Hybrids - The New Winter Tire

    Driven by the resounding success of the Goodyear Duratrac as a year round all weather tire, the major tire manufacturers are flooding the market with new entrants targeting consumers who want tough year round tires that offer significant winter performance. The common theme is that these are...
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