We are driving the Austrian equivalent of the A4 2.0 turbo Avant, at just over 200hp. I had been hoping to spend time in the S4 Avant—with an aggressive 333hp and the added space of a wagon, it is by my estimates the definitive ski car. But, after a lap in the A4, I quickly realize that my disappointment has been misplaced. Even with studded Pirelli tires the ice is, well, icy. With the 200hp A4 it doesn’t take more than a short jab at the throttle to get the wheels to break loose. And that is what we did; the two-day course essentially becomes one long power slide.