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XC60 in a Yosemite Winter Wonderland

Yosemite Valley blanketed with a fresh snow and crowned by a crystal blue sky is such a very rare event, it really only happens every few years at best...
So when the weather forecast looks right, even if you have literally just a single day at your disposal, you just gotta jump in your favorite Volvo and GO


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(...and ps, when you want to get away, having tires that don't need chains is the shizzle!)
 

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Nice!



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I need to move out of pa asap.

Those pics are amazing !!
 

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Where did you get that pretzel!?
 

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Great pics! I've been thinking about making it up there, too. Were chains needed? How was the traction?
Chains were required unless you had 4wd and snow rated tires.
(_technically_ in national parks federal law requires 'all' vehicles to at least carry chains, but I've never seen this checked or enforced)

Traction was excellent, had zero issues, especially when the XC was in AWD mode she tracked straight as an arrow with no slipping or squirming.
 

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Awesome pics Kranvagn, and good to hear how well the tires worked. They look great 👍🏻

We were up at Tenaya Lodge at Fish Camp last weekend (for others, it’s just outside Yosemite Valley) and you’re right, the snow arrived in force! Had to put on chains and took about two hours to get down the mountain on HWY 41, saw six accidents in about 10 miles :(

We should be in the new Volvo next time we go there, it really is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
 

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We were up at Tenaya Lodge at Fish Camp last weekend (for others, it's just outside Yosemite Valley) and you're right, the snow arrived in force! Had to put on chains and took about two hours to get down the mountain on HWY 41, saw six accidents in about 10 miles :(
Good to know. My 2018 XC60 came with M/S rated Continentals so am assuming I can do without chains. In fact, when I purchased the car, I had to sign a document acknowledging that chains should not be used on those tires (though other traction devices may be ok).
 

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This is such a cool photo!

Thanks for sharing!
 

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Beautiful, majestic and breathtaking pictures! It sure looks like you both had a great ride throughout that marvelous trip! Plus, the ride looks splendid!!!
 
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