• Sep 23, 2011
If you're one of those good souls who doesn't mind getting their Ferrari out in foul weather, we have good news for you. The Italian automaker has just announced the creation of a special winter driving school in Aspen, Colorado. The 2012 Winter Driving Experience is the first snow and ice driving school in America, and should offer participants the chance to sample everything that the new Ferrari FF has to offer in low-traction situations on a custom-built snow and ice course. A fleet of eight FF models have been specially prepared for the task.

Ferrari says that the whole experience will set you back a cool $11,300, plus $950 per guest, though don't expect to lay down your credit card and hop in line unless you already own a Ferrari – the course is for current Prancing Horse owners only. The event will take place over three days and two nights, and Ferrari says that the instruction is based on the successful Pilota On Ice program made popular in Italy. Sounds like a good time to us. Hit the jump for the full press blast and check out the Ferrari site for more information.
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Ferrari Announces New Snow and Ice Driving School: The 2012 Winter Driving Experience in Aspen, Colorado

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferrari North America is pleased to announce its 2012 Winter Driving Experience, the Prancing Horse's first American snow and ice driving school.

Based on the "Pilota on Ice" programs offered in Italy, the Winter Driving Experience is Ferrari's newest and most dynamic driving program. The two-day course, scheduled to launch in January 2012 and run until the early Spring, has been specifically developed with the FF in mind to highlight the versatility and functionality of the all-new 4 seat Ferrari model.

The beauty and topography of Aspen, Colorado offers the perfect backdrop for the custom-made snow and ice course that Ferrari will build to showcase the FF model's potent abilities. The new GT debuts the Ferrari-designed 4RM all-wheel drive system, which enables the FF to retain the sporty and dynamic driving characteristics typical of a Ferrari while providing the added traction necessary in low-grip situations. Owners will conduct snow and ice driving exercises using a fleet of 8 specially prepared FFs.

The course is aimed at elevating the driver's skills in challenging conditions while offering an exclusive 3 day-2 night stay in one of the most beautiful areas of the North American Rockies.
Additional program details can be found at www.experienceferrari.com. Information on guest services as well as questions on the program can be acquired through the Ferrari Concierge at 866-551-2828.


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      hailwood78
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is not the first winter driving school in America. Bridgestone and Toyota have sponsored one based in Steamboat Springs, CO for years. I attended it three years ago, and really enjoyed the experience.
      cashsixeight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ugh, ASPEN SUUUCCCKKKSSSSS. Colorado is a fantastic state with the exception of that town filled with giant SUVs, no road manners, no turn signals, and snobby rich people.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        Well it's a good thing they aren't driving on Aspen's roads. This is most likely going to be on a track.
        Trevor
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        Couldn't agree more, most people with money don't even go to aspen anymore. The go to other resorts in Colorado.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      I forgot about this car. Thanks for reminding me why I hate ferrari.
      flammablewater
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have no doubt that the FF is a fantastic car and a highly practical super car, and that the bodywork designers did the very best they could to make that long wheelbase hatchback thing look decent, but I still don't like it at all. It looks like 3 different cars all put together.
        cashsixeight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @flammablewater
        I think it looks awesome. Definitely my favorite Ferrari since the 355.
          Xedicon
          • 3 Years Ago
          @cashsixeight
          Werd Cashsixeight! I love that Ferarri is willing to take chances on design. Sure sometimes it doesn't work out, but wow does it make for some stunning cars when it does. I
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Shawn M
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh, thank God. Last time I had my 458 Italia on an ice covered dirt road, I spun it into ditch.