A gap crossing to ring in the New Year

Finally got my first winter driving experience in the new GTI with my studded Hakkapeliitta 8s. On New Year’s day, I went skiing with a buddy at Sugarbush. We were on the first chair and out before the first hungover revelers showed up at the mountain.

Finally snow!

As much fun as the skiing was, I was more excited to rally over the Appalachian Gap road with my new car and tires on the way back home.

Doing my best Finnish Rally driver impression.

The conditions were challenging but the car and tires handled it with no drama.

Nokian HKPL 8s at the top of the gap