We all know the actual act of skiing or riding is only a small portion of saying “I’m a skier” or “I ride.” There are so many other factors that we’ve covered in the Liftopia blog: Your gear, the après scene, your ‘look’, the music. But, you need to get to the hill in style, right? So Team Liftopia threw their opinions into the mixer and I’ve assembled a list of the BEST SKI CARS.
Subaru – Go to any ski town, park at the coffee shop that locals frequent and count how many Subarus you see. I’ve owned two. The first was a white with baby blue interior 1989 DL and it dominated. Later I had an Outback that had side-view mirror defrost. Side-view. So hard to scrape.
Astro Van 4WD – Any 4WD van will do. You can haul all your friends and your gear (and maybe a keg). Plus the name is pretty awesome.
New Englander – The Volvo 240 GL was Volvo’s best-selling car from ’75-’82. Plop your straight skis and maybe a mono board on top of the 4 cinder blocks in the back and you’re unstoppable in the snow.
Porsche 911 Turbo – This makes a ton of sense if you ski a lot and need to get to the mountain fast. It has AWD but not much storage. You’ll need to rent or ride short skis/snow blades.
Toyota Highlander – Some call it a family car. No, it’s a ski truck but very practical.
What are your favorite ski cars? Whatever yours may be, throw a Liftopia sticker on the back, do a donut and go ski!