yeah u should be alright if u get anything other than a RWD car. i have a Saab 9000 which is FWD and it will take me basically anywhere. it is really heavy which helps keep traction. if u put a good pair of snow tires on most cars u should be fine. but being a new driver it is always good to have the cushion of AWd if u are going to be driving to the slopes
Twist it and hit it.