“If you’re renting a car, call ahead to reserve a four-wheel drive… Don’t settle for chains. There’s no worse nightmare than dealing with chains.” Phil McNichol, head men’s coach, U.S. Ski Team. McNichol has a point. Although chains will help get to your favorite Utah resort in snowy conditions, but putting them on in the middle of a snow storm is no fun. Remember that all SUVs are not created equal. Next time you rent one on your ski vacation, make sure it’s big enough to carry your skis inside (to avoid theft) and one that has 4-wheel drive.