Snow Wheeling

Snow Wheeling

Welcome Snow Wheelers! We'd love to have you join us on the forum. Share your Snow Wheeling adventures and show off your snow wheeling rig. If you would like to share some snow wheeling tech, share it on the forum or we can add it to the Snow Wheeling Articles below.

Trip Reports

New Years Day 2015 Hangover Run - January 1, 2015
Mother nature delivered some snow just in time to bring in 2015 snow wheeling the broncos. We covered a lot of ground in search of something new. There isn't a lot snow yet, but it was still a fun day out cruising the backcountry in the snow. Check out the full Trip Report on the forum.
Snow Wheeling - December 27, 2014
It's been a long wait, but we finally got some snow in the Cascades. After an extra long dry spell, we set out for a day snow wheeling. Since this was the first major accumulation of the season, there wasn't a lot of snow, but plenty to have some fun! Great day cruising the backcountry in the snow! Check out the full Trip Report on the forum.

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Oregon Snow Wheeling
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April 2011. We have had great snowfall all winter. There is 10-15 feet of snow with drifts way deeper. We had a great day playing in the deep soft snow.

Snow Wheeling Forum

  snowtrek  Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
This is a master thread for our 2016/2017 snow wheeling trip reports. Please share! . If you subscribe to the thread, you'll be notified of new posts. If you have a lot to share, you can also start your own trip report thread if you choose. Start the subject with " Trip Report: " you'll get the fancy icon too. Let's try to keep the snow wheeling trip planning in their own topics. Standby...
  snowtrek  Fubars snow jeep build
Hi I'm new to the forum, I found this site while researching the topic. I live In northern Alberta, so cold weather and snow are around 8 months a year, and I've recently developed an interest in snow wheeling via YouTube and the guys who take the old logging roads up the mountains through deep snow and yada yada yada... I'm on to my 3rd jeep and am slowly collecting pieces. I'm moving in the spring back to Calgary, and also saving my pennies f...
  snowtrek  Wheeling Tomorrow
Anyone want to come out tomorrow? Would like to find untracked snow, any suggestions on where to go? I usually just do I90/Tonga Ridge after a storm but it hasn't snowed in way too long so I have to try harder to avoid the tracked ruts.
  snowtrek  Interior/Roll Cage Light
I'm looking for an interior light for my Bronco. Something that mounts to a cage or? I think I'd like something purpose built that has a switch on the light itself so passengers can turn it on if necessary. I'd probably prefer hard-wired, but something battery powered, and possibly portable could be useful as well. I have to assume the Jeep market has something nifty. Any suggestions?
  snowtrek  WA: New Years Day snow wheeling
Any north enders up for some snow wheeling New Year's Day?
  snowtrek  Questions about snow wheeling "willing" ...


Snow Wheeling Articles

Low Pressure Air Gauges

When Snow Wheeling, airing down your tires is the most important thing you can do for improved traction and flotation in snow. That means you need an air gauge that reads low pressure from 1-5psi. We are on a quest to find a replacement for the Accutire MS-46B.
Flotation in Snow Experiment

This is a quick test I did to see the best "theoretical" flotation of one of my tires.
Siping Tires for Deep Snow

Why should I sipe my tires for deep snow wheeling? Siping is one of my three criteria for a deep snow tire. As you drive through the deep snow, the snow gets packed under your tire. The siping gives your tires hundreds of new biting edges. Additionally, the siping helps loosen the tire carcass allowing your tire to flex better when aired down.
Deep Snow Tires

Wider is better. Not so fast! Given equal tire pressure, a 36x12.50 and a 36x14.50 will have the same size footprint. The shape will be different, but the total area will be the same. Don't stop reading. I'm not crazy. Here's the keep things simple, lets say we have 4,000lbs vehicle. We'll assume it's perfectly balanced and therefore 1,000lbs at each tire. If the tire is inflated to a known pressure, say 5 psi(pounds per square inch), we can now determine the area of the footprint in sq/in using the following formula....more
Snow Wheeling 101

Stop before you get stuck. That's right STOP. Getting unstuck from the snow is generally pretty easy, unless of course you make it worse. So if you're stuck, just stop. Unless you've got some advanced snow driving skills, it's pretty unlikely that your going to drive out. Stop early and get a tug or dig your way out. You'll have more fun!