Some friends and I are planning to take a trip to Colorado in the beginning of March to do some snowboarding, and overall sight seeing. Problem being, I drive a mid size sedan, my friend drives a full size sedan, my girlfriend drives a hatchback, and her friend drives a mid size sedan...none of these will make it through a Colorado snow. So we definitely want to drive to save money, however, we do not know anyone that is willing to lend us a car for 5 days and put 2,500+ miles on it. The plan is a for sure, the route to get there is unclear. Please advise, we need a SUV preferably AWD to be sure we can plow through. (On a side note: does anyone know if there is a requirement to have chains on your tires at a certain point in the year in CO, I had heard that through the grape vine so I am not sure how accurate it actually is.)
Anyways, any ideas, suggestions, links, etc. are much appreciated!