We are from Texas (former Nebraskans however) and going to Breck in early Jan 2015. Any advice out there if we truly need a 4WD vehicle to get through the Pass and around in Breckenridge, as the landlord at our rental suggests? The rental is in town, ski -in and has paved access and driveways.
We are driving an Enclave and an Equinox, AWD. We have experience driving in snow, however the Pass will scare us if it's hit with a foot of snow suddenly.
Are chains the best bet for a possible snowmaggedon?
We have been to Breck in March twice with only a bit of snowfall to deal with. I think January may be a different kind of beast. Especially after seeing the winter of 2014.