A four-wheel drive car is definitely helpful, especially if it’s a snowy winter. The winters here are consistently inconsistent. Some years we get a couple feet of snow and others barely 6 inches. The weather here is very dry so even when it’s super cold, you won’t feel wet, frozen to the bone, like you do back east or in more humid places. The snow here is also so beautiful and crystal white that it sparkles like diamonds. I used to hate winter but I love the winters here!