2015 Ford F-150: Slices Through Snowfall
by Joe Martinez, Videographer/Editor on February 12, 2016
My two friends and I loaded up the bed of the 2015 Ford F-150 and headed 308 miles north from Santa Monica to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. We started our journey with the gas tank three-quarters full on a sunny Friday morning.
My friends argued for shotgun but when they opened the rear door there was no more fighting. Our backseat passenger had more than enough room to sit behind me, and he and I are both six-feet two inches. There were no complaints during the four-and-a-half-hour drive into the cold.
We got lucky on our drive up.
We had sun the entire time, the roads were clear when we reached Mammoth, and there was no need for 4-wheel drive. We parked the truck and unloaded everything into our condo rental, just before snow started falling. It fell all night and we woke Saturday morning to find the truck hidden beneath a deep blanket of snow.
Time for 4x4.
The truck made it through the snow with only the slightest chug over the drift that settled in front of the tires. We made it to the store for supplies as the Ford sliced through the snow like an aluminum sled.
After the run to the store, the truck sat for two days while we snowboarded. It snowed, and snowed, and snowed. Then Monday came and it was time to leave. To give you an idea of how much it snowed, we dropped the tailgate.
We gassed up before heading down the mountain and noticed that our fuel tank had iced over. Nothing a little hand warmth couldn't handle.
We also used our backup camera in the gas station. It worked great.
We were in 4WD high the entire way down to the highway and the F-150 handles like a dream. After we got home, we all agreed there wasn't a better truck in the fleet to handle a Mammoth blizzard.
Joe Martinez, Videographer/Editor @ 30,000 miles