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Getting up to the mountains
« on: January 05, 2007, 08:40:51 PM »
SO my wife wants to go ski'ing tomorrow. The Avant has all weather tires, is that sufficient? A fools errand? Should I get snows or chains?

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Re: Getting up to the mountains
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 08:52:26 PM »
4wd, all season tires and plowed highways, you should be OK.  leave some following distance between you and that car in front of you though as you might not be able to stop as fast as you want.

I have typically seen all seasons be pretty good in the snow their first season of use, then not so good later in their life, so might depend on mileage.
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Re: Getting up to the mountains
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Re: Getting up to the mountains
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 08:59:26 PM »
It really does depend as Andrew mentioned. The all seasons on my Passat are the suck with all this snow. Usually 4 - 6" of snow is a-ok for me an a FWD car, but these tires just can't get traction. The AWD will really help you out, but go easy as mentioned and remember AWD just helps you get traction while accelerating, not stopping.

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Re: Getting up to the mountains
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2007, 08:35:58 PM »
We're alive :)

only took 4 hours to get from Breck to Highlands Ranch. W00t!! :(

Roads were impressively clear. Clearer than in Highlands Ranch.
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Re: Getting up to the mountains
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2007, 08:16:17 PM »
I feel your pain....It was 4 hours for us too.  The best part is that my kids did great at ski school.  My 5 year old rode the lift for the first time and my 3 year old has the wicked wedge down.

The 4 hours paled in comparison to our 10 hour journey on Dec. 28th (2nd round of snow).  It was absolutely brutal.

At least we didn't get smacked by an avalance.

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Re: Getting up to the mountains
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2007, 08:34:59 PM »
yeah an avalanch would blow.

THe worst is there's no turn around. We probably would have aborted and either stayed the night, or gotten some grub. Lesson learned, no more leaving at 4pm LOL
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