If you’ve never before driven on snow, it can be a daunting concept. 

However, even the most adept winter drivers had to learn at some stage, and there’s no reason you can’t safely and confidently tackle snowy driving conditions as well. 

Driving in snow requires a different set of skills and knowledge, and it is absolutely worth learning in order to reach the Australian snowfields for some time tearing up the powder. 

To kick start your education for driving in snow, we have created a handy infographic to cover the key things you need to remember and do, including driving with snow chains, and keeping an eye on the road conditions.

Of course, you can always ask for tips and advice from your Thrifty counter. Whether you’re headed to the snow from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, or even further afield, our team is always ready to help with safety recommendations. 

While you’re there, be sure to pick up your Snow Pass. This allows Thrifty customers to take rental cars above the snow line (but note that this is not an insurance protection option – you will still need to invest in insurance!). 

Most two-wheel cars are perfectly fine as ‘snow vehicles’ to drive to the snow so long as you have snow chains, so you won’t necessarily need to browse 4-wheel drive cars if you’re heading up to a ski field. Feel free to chat with our staff about your rental options if you’re planning a ski trip. 

With our tips, you’re on your way to becoming an expert snow driver. Stay safe out there and enjoy your trip!