Fall is here in full force, the leaves on trees are vibrantly colored making the mountains look like a majestic Bob Ross painting. It’s a great time of the year, it’s cooling off and Halloween is just around the corner. That’s all good and well, but maybe it’s time to focus on what’s really important; skiing (or snowboarding).
With Utah being one of the premiere places to ski, it can often be a tough choice when it comes to deciding where to go for your winter fun. While deciding on which resort to empty your pockets on, it’s also important to think about how you’re going to get to said resort. Driving up the treacherous canyons in your old 1980 Toyota Tercel might be a little rough, so maybe it’s time to start thinking about a different kind of car that can handle the snow, ice and turns of the canyon roads.
Being a skier myself, I’ve often decided on cars based solely on the fact that it needs to perform well in the winter months. Having a vehicle that offers AWD or 4X4 is important and will be what I’m focusing on here.
Subaru’s are a popular vehicle in Utah because of the symmetrical AWD that it offers, but they are also very expensive. I had a Subaru Forester for a time and it did well but I didn’t want to keep making the payments on it. I traded it out for a Honda Element which also offers AWD. It’s been a good vehicle, but it is a bit gutless for my personal tastes.
I have recently been looking into Fords, as they’ve really changed things up over the years. They have a few different vehicles that offer AWD now like the Ford Escape and Edge. Each vehicle has many great options. It’s up to you to find the one that best suits you and your needs.