If you want AWD have you looked at volvo at all?
I drive a 98 Volvo X70 with AWD, it seats up to 7, and it absolutely rips in the snow. It's the perfect ski car, or atleast it is for me.
i was going to answer, but then i read all the posts and its like PHASE 4 ENGINE 5.8 HP HEADGASKET 8.456 RPM BLAH BLAH BLAHHHHH ROTATOR BLAH ENGINE BLAH 80K MILES BLAHHHHHHH.
and i dont understand all that car talk. so i'd say get a outback sport cause those are my favorite ones.