I went up to Tahoe last weekend, first chance to drive the subie in the snow and it did great. I quickly learned that I am much better downshifting than braking. Does this mean the AWD system is better than the ABS? Is the ABS wheel specific? I took it from south lake to kirkwood on saturday morning, the heaviest day of snow. The mountain ended up closing, but they thought they might open a couple lifts. A bit later we were notified they were closing the highway and if we wanted out to go now. I took that to mean that I was to be driving in the worst possible conditions. Nevertheless, Stu the blue Subaru was sure-footed all the way back to the lake.