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      12-06-2016, 07:16 PM   #27

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Originally Posted by Mr Tonka View Post
Sometimes. Other times we got stuck on roads covering with 1" of ice. Most resort towns always have some type of snow/ice on them though. Seemed that careful driving was much more important than snow tires though. Even when we switched to renting cars in Denver and driving out to the resorts. They were never equipped with snow tires.

Last trip out to Steamboat the average temp the week we were there was -5 and we got something like 36" of snow. We rented a Ford fusion with all seasons. No crashes.

Gotcha. Yeah, I wouldn't worry about driving in snow with all seasons especially if they are new. Summer tires are a different story though. I've been caught in an early season snow storm with the summer tires still on my WRX and the lack of traction is significant. Having AWD doesn't matter if you can't get any grip.

Careful driving is key like you said. If only more people would think that way when the driving conditions are adverse.
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