Profahoben_212You're fine with AWD. They close the pass to 2wd. If you have awd or 4wd you are good. Sometimes they will look at your tires, but if they are all seasons or all terrains they are chill. I would pick up a pair of chains and keep them in the back for emergencies, but you won't use them. Also the drive from kings to flatstar is pretty mellow.
They only reason the pass is crazy is because all the kooks with chains/San Francisco douchebags who think they can go 100 because they have a Subaru. It's honestly way more chill than people make it out to be.
I'm on my 3rd 100 day season and I've never had snow tires. You're chill
Word, that's what I was thinking. It makes sense though. I would see it all the time on the roads. "My SUV has awd so I can go 85+ in shit conditions" then sometimes you see them in the ditch 10 minutes later.
I think I'm going to grab a set like the ones session recommended. Something mellow but still good if I ever need it.
Sometimes you feel like people are making things out to be way more ridiculous than they are, but I figured it's always worth checking. Where I'm from some ice and snow on the roads are common. For people who moved up here from dryer parts of CA it's more of a "Holy fuck there's snow and ice what do I do?"
Most of my shifts will be grave so hoping I don't have to deal with too much of the crazies.
Maybe I'll see ya on the slopes somewhere