EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › How do you get to the hill?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How do you get to the hill? - Page 3

post #61 of 75
1995 BMW M3 on snows.  Pretty low, pretty stiff, and pretty out of its element.  Gets there though!  Doubles as a snow plow with anything more than ~3.5" on the ground.
post #62 of 75
There are no bad snow cars, only bad snow drivers.  A better way to settle this debate would be this.

Which vehicles would you want your spouse/kids riding in on a pretty hairy ice packed mountain road with someone behind the wheel that has very little winter drivng experience? 

The best snow vehicles are the ones that require the least expertise to drive in poor weather.  A real ace can get a good fwd most places.  A fairly experienced winter driver can handle most 4wd pick ups and SUVs.  But, many complete novices can make it through in a good awd vehicle.
post #63 of 75
Subaru hands down.  The most popular brand where I live.
post #64 of 75
 
post #65 of 75
2006 Nissan X Terra 4x4.  Avalanche White.

Love that thing!
post #66 of 75
2010 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport. No turbo in this one, but I make up for it with the AWD.
The best thing about this one was that I paid cash for it. I couldn't have done that if I'd bought the Outback wagon.

Mike
post #67 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by guroo270 View Post

 

What year is that beauty? 

I used to ride around in a 1600 that my coach had back in the days when BMW's always flashed each other because they were so rare.
post #68 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post




What year is that beauty? 

I used to ride around in a 1600 that my coach had back in the days when BMW's always flashed each other because they were so rare.
 
1973.  Last of the roundies (taillights).  It has a 5 spd from a 318i and a newly rebuilt engine (around 7k miles on it), every bolt on you can imagine, and all new clamps and hoses.  $6k for anyone who's askin.  The body has some flaws, but the engine, suspension and tranny are tops.
post #69 of 75
Right on... nice car!

My first car was an '83 320i I bought with 242k on the clock when I was 15.  It was in a wreck and I restored it for the next year until I got my permit.  I've owned, worked on, and raced nothing but Bimmers since.  I miss the simpler days of the 02, E21, E30.
post #70 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by NEMatt View Post

Right on... nice car!

My first car was an '83 320i I bought with 242k on the clock when I was 15.  It was in a wreck and I restored it for the next year until I got my permit.  I've owned, worked on, and raced nothing but Bimmers since.  I miss the simpler days of the 02, E21, E30.
 
That reminds me of when I got a ride in an E30 M3 around Thunderhill raceway in Redding, CA.  We went around turn 11 and his engine blew up.  I almost cried, but the guy who's car was smokin got this big ol' grin on his face.  He just says, "I've been waiting for this day.  Now I get to go home and put in the engine I've always wanted to put in here."  I don't remember what it was, but for a guy to smile at one magnificent, blown engine it must have been somethin special.  Personally, I would really like to pick up a datsun 510 and drop a rotary engine in there, and pick up an audi a3 tdi for every day use.
Edit: Thanks!
post #71 of 75
For the most part I use my 2wd 2004 GMC Canyon with locking rear diff. If the snow is light and fluffy anything under 6" I take the truck. Seeing as how I need to be at the mountain early in the morning to groom I always check to see how much snow we received before choosing the vehicle to drive. If we have had some wet heavy snow or there is lots of it I take the 1991 Jeep Wrangler lifted on 38" tires. So far with the crappy winter we are having I have taken the truck mostly this winter. I always look forward to new snow since the ten mile long road up to the mountain is a blast to make first tracks on.

Now for any back country trips the Jeep is the first and only choice. You never know when you will be able to keep driving past where everyone else is parked.
post #72 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post



If you mean Nebraska,  I drove that stretch comfortably in a Vette with slicks


 

Ain't never done skied Nebraska son.
post #73 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squawker View Post

'04 Toyota 1.6 FWD Carina estate (you call that a station wagon?) with Conti WinterViking 2s. Manual of course. Works for me!

Bah, humbug! I meant Avensis, not Carina. The '90 Carina 1.6 XLi used to get me everywhere I wanted to go too.
post #74 of 75
That's like saying the wrong name in bed. I hope your Avensis wasn't listening.
post #75 of 75
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by crank
Ain't never done skied Nebraska son

Not gonna lie I have skied Nebraska. Lived there my whole life untill i could get out to somewhere with mountains. Last year during winter break we got an awsome dump in Ne, so we went to our local sledding hill (bout 150 ft verticle) had a nice jump at the bottom so i threw on my ski boots and rock skis and jumped a few times. Then went skiing behind our four wheelers. How many of you guys have done that?
.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › How do you get to the hill?