Porsche Driving Experience Winter
Porsche runs four courses in Lapland, Finland, where temperatures can drop to 30°C below zero. Camp 4, the course for beginners, includes three days of instruction on how to change direction and brake effectively in winter conditions in Porsche 911 Carrera 4S models with winter tires. The most challenging course, Ice-ForceS, provides three days of driving in various Porsche models (Porsche 911 Carrera S, 4S and 911 Turbo and GT3 models with 4mm spike tires) without traction control. All courses include accommodation, meals, and instruction by Porsche Driving Experience instructors. Courses start at €3,990 per person.
Audi Ice Experience
Audi also holds courses in Finland, teaching driving skills to beginners and experts in Muonio. These courses take drivers on circuits of up to seven kilometers, including stretches over a frozen lake. Participants drive the S5 Sportback, learning how to steer, stabilize, and drift (“drifting” is a motorsport technique of losing traction while remaining in control of the car). The Pro Exclusive course, for experienced drivers, uses video analysis to monitor and evaluate individual driving styles, which can then be improved upon on the next run. Courses, including accommodation, instruction and flights from select airports in Germany, start at €3,990.
AMG Winter Sporting
AMG Winter Sporting experiences are offered by Mercedes-Benz in Arjeplog, Sweden and Lungauring, Austria. Three course levels (basic, pro and advanced) train participants to maneuver under even the most treacherous conditions in AMG vehicles. Those taking the pro course show off their drifting skills in the Race of Champions. One-day courses, including overnight accommodation in the AMG Lodge, meals and instruction, start at €1,590.