I was invited by Infiniti to travel to Montana to experience winter driving, but as usual, all opinions are my own.
I must confess, winter driving has always been challenging for me, a Latina used to warm winters in Brazil. But even after 20+ years living in Jersey, I can assure you my winter driving experience with Infiniti was an unforgettable one. Having a vehicle well equipped with the features and great tires, makes a huge difference. Here is how I Conquer Winter With Infiniti.
Conquer Winter With Infiniti
My first time in Montana, the Big Sky area is breathtaking and offers a great mix of winter activities and relaxation!
Big Sky Montana
Montana set the perfect background for a winter driving experience.
Montage Big Sky Hotel
The Montage Big Sky Hotel is a Big Sky Montana Luxury Resort and Infiniti offered the warm and inviting doorway to the winter wonderland outside the hotel.
Framed by the Spanish Peaks mountain range and located just 45 minutes from Yellowstone National Park, the region’s pre-eminent luxury resort is home to 100 artfully designed guestrooms and suites and 39 finely appointed residences with an unparalleled array of experiences for every season, including ski-in/ski-out access to Big Sky Resort, 3 world-class fly-fishing rivers, a private 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf, a 10,000-square-foot Spa Montage, mountain-inspired dining and much more.
The hotel is the largest structure in the State of Montana and its impressive presence nestled in nature, gave us an absolute exquisite, luxurious and serene experience.
Come Inside! Check my Montage Hotel Room out!
Luxury, earthy materials and clean lines make the Montage Big Sky Hotel one of the most amazing hotels I’ve stayed in.
The Montage Hotel blends a timeless natural palette with modern luxuries to provide an idyllic alpine retreat that allowed us to relax and rejuvenate.
Attention to details, anticipating our needs, such as multiple light controls and separate room temperature settings, as well as heated bathroom tiles offers the perfect hotel experience for comfort, luxury & adventure seekers.
The hotel offers a wide variety of winter activities such a snow tubing, skiing, snowshoeing and so much more!
I had the opportunity to take a snowshoeing tour, run by the Big Sky Montana Luxury Resort, of the mountains surrounding the property and heard amazing stories. Our guide shared about the wild life and richness of all that nature has to offer in a land that seems still untouched and happy to be that way.
The winter hiker in me, was extremely excited to experience snowshoeing for the first time.
After this amazing experience I had the opportunity to visit the Spa Montage at the Big Sky Montage and enjoy a HydraFacial which gave me the perfect glow and relaxing ending to an adventure filled day!
Infiniti Winter Vehicle Line Up
Welcome to Winter X Infiniti Experience
Our welcome area was shared with a designer who uses invasive fish skin to make beautiful pieces!
Love the Teton Leather Concept!
Loved my luggage tag!
No words can describe how exciting the experience was! How we trusted the vehicles, technology and tires and pushed our driving skills to test the vehicles in real winter conditions!
We had a chance to fully experience the Infiniti Winter Lineup
We went to Yellowstone Airport and took the amazing vehicles on a closed track course to fully experience what winter driving is all about and how the snow mode features make the Infiniti vehicles ready for any challenges winter weather brings.
I can assure you that I’m a better driver in winter conditions after our experience with the Infiniti vehicles in Montana.
Safety, Performance & Engaging driving make the Infiniti the drive you want to have when snow and winter present their challenges. Only a vehicle equipped with Infiniti’s features allowed me to easily handle that!
The winter mode feature gives you the confidence to experience winter challenges, knowing the vehicle’s intelligent systems will allow you to successfully navigate the road ahead.
What really surprised me was that even when we were not in the snow mode, the vehicle was capable and gave me the confidence to experience the challenging conditions and driving courses knowing the vehicles are built to protect, to predict and to be the vehicle you will want to drive in the winter & snow.
My Favorite Features
The seats are designed to give you the luxury and comfortable drive all year round, but in the winter, you can enjoy the heated seats feature and temperature control independently set, so you and your passengers, have the option to customize your experience.
The stitching on the seats, massage control on some of the models and the quiet experience gives you the ability to tune out the noise and immerse yourself in the journey.
We drove to the closed course and we could hardly hear the sound of the other vehicles. With just the sound of the tires hitting the snow, we were able enjoy some great conversation and appreciate the white beauty around us even more.
All the tech available – Apple Car Play, Android Auto, wireless charger and multiple charging ports make the Infiniti line up a favorite for road trips and daily drive all year long.
2023 INFINITI QX60 Favorites:
- Standard Wireless smartphone charging mat
- Standard frameless rearview mirror
- Updated lower bumper trim accent colors (gloss black on LUXE and dark gray on SENSORY and AUTOGRAPH)
Premium Bose Speakers to make your winter drive even sweeter and an interior that leaves the noise outside, helping you enjoy the drive even more!
Love the interior design and the luxury in every detail. The space, which gives every passenger a comfortable ride is also a favorite.
But I’m really excited to share about the bold exterior design of the Infiniti vehicles. Love the bold lines, colors & front grille and the way the headlights make it look like the vehicle is smiling at us, inviting for a drive! Right?
Check it out! Yes, it’s me driving!
Bold lines, front grille and beautiful look which compliments the drive!
You’re probably wondering why I’m going to talk about tires, right?
Well, a safe and successful winter drive relies heavily on tires as well the vehicle, since they are the only thing between you and the road!
Bridgestone brought some amazing winter tires which perfectly complimented our winter experience.
Bridgestone WINTER TIRES BENEFITS
- 1. Maximum Traction
- 2. Advanced Pressure Distribution
- 3. Unique Tread Patterns
- 4. Responsive Handling
All the adrenaline and excitement of pushing my driving skills and snow driving brought the fun factor which allowed us to fully experience the winter capability that Infiniti vehicles have to offer.
I can assure you, I am a much better winter driver after this trip! Having the race car drivers guiding us to fully experience the circuits, helped me better handle and know when to control or when to let the vehicle control the challenges ahead!
Plus I had the best Driving Partner: Juliana! We were just smiles, as we navigated through each new experience!
This Brazilian is 100% ready for winter driving, as long as I have a capable vehicle, such as the Infiniti SUV line up!
Sitting in my hotel room, overlooking the fresh snow outside, enjoying breakfast before the end of my winter experience in Montana.
While contemplating the sun light reflecting on the white blanket which surrounded us a thought came to mind.
You may not always experience the harsh conditions, driving challenges and the thrill of the closed course we faced and snow covered tracks we did in Montana. However, the successful driving experience assured me that having an Infiniti is the vehicle you want to own.
What I’ve learned from this experience is that the Infiniti line up gives you the capability and features you need to protect you and your precious cargo, enjoy luxury, tech and comfort and safely go out to conquer winter with Infiniti.
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