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Subaru WinterFest coming to nine ski resorts nationwide in 2020

Subaru WinterFest is returning in 2020.

Photo courtesy of Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru WinterFest is bringing winter fun to ski slopes across the country once again in 2020. The nine-resort tour features live music, complementary snacks and refreshments, activities for dogs (select resorts only), giveaways, and gear demos.

Each stop on the tour will include shows from national touring bluegrass, indie, and Americana bands such as Shakey Graves, Billy Strings, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, The Lil Smokies, Fruition and more.

Harman Kardon Subaru WinterFest stage The tour includes live music from bluegrass, indie, and Americana bands. Photo courtesy of Subaru of America, Inc.

Attendees can demo the latest gear from Nordica, Lib Tech, SHRED, Thule, and other partners who will also have daily giveaways on-site.

There will be lawn games, hammocks to relax in, and hangout zones with fire pits by Solo Stove. Attendees can also enjoy exclusive mountain gondola rides, tram jam sessions, intimate backcountry YURT concerts, and more.

Resorts that welcome dogs will have games, guided training sessions, photo opps, and giveaways at the Super Chewer Outpost by BARK.

Subaru snow patrol mountain dogs Subaru is donating to the Subaru National Ski Patrol Avalanche Rescue Dog Scholarship Fund for every person that fills out a Subaru information form. Photo courtesy of Subaru of America, Inc.

Refreshments from Chocolove, KIND Healthy Snacks, La Colombe Coffee Roasters, and SMASHMALLOW will be available.

Attendees can also check out the latest vehicles in the Subaru lineup including the 2020 Subaru Outback and 2020 Subaru Legacy.

In keeping with their green-friendly focus as a company, Subaru WinterFest will again implement green event practices including expanded recycling collection with TerraCycle® and waste reduction education with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

For every Subaru information form received, Subaru will donate $1 to the Subaru National Ski Patrol Avalanche Rescue Dog Scholarship Fund, which was created together with NSP to send avalanche rescue K-9 teams of dogs and their handlers to the biannual Wasatch Backcountry Rescue's International Dog School.

The 2020 edition of Subaru WinterFest is filled with fun for all ages. Photo courtesy of Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru owners will also receive VIP parking and special gifts (while supplies last).

Locations of this year's WinterFest include:

  • February 1 – Jack Frost, Big Boulder, PA
  • February 8-9 - Snowshoe Mountain, WV
  • February 21-23 - Killington Mountain Resort, VT
  • February 28– March 1 - Copper Mountain Resort, CO
  • March 6-9 - Snowbird Ski Resort, UT
  • March 14-15 - Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, CA
  • March 20–22 - Boreal Mountain Resort, CA
  • March 27-29 - Eldora Mountain Resort, CO
  • April 3–5 - Mt. Bachelor, OR

For more information on Subaru WinterFest visit www.subaru.com/winterfest.

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New sports car

2022 Subaru BRZ pricing announced

The BRZ is all-new for 2022.

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Earlier this year, Subaru announced the all-new BRZ sports car, which is coming this fall to replace the previous generation of the car that was discontinued in 2020. It, along with its Toyota cousin, the 86, get more power, updated interiors, and better technology than their predecessors.

The BRZ Premium is the base trim of the car. It starts at $28,955 after destination. Adding an automatic transmission drives the price up by $1,600 to $30,555. The BRZ Limited starts at $31,455 after destination, which shifts to $33,255 with an automatic transmission.


2022 Subaru BRZ The BRZ's compact size and manual transmission make it enthusiast friendly.


The 2022 BRZ gets a new 2.4-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 228 horsepower. Part of the appeal of small, sporty cars like BRZ is that they are infinitely more fun to drive than larger, more computerized vehicles. To that end, the car comes standard with a six-speed close-ratio manual transmission. Buyers can opt to swap in a six-speed automatic transmission, but that almost defeats the point of the car. A Torsen limited-slip differential, vehicle stability control with track mode, and 17-inch wheels round out the car's standard performance features.

Inside, the BRZ comes with an 8-inch touchscreen that runs Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, SiriusXM radio, and dual-zone automatic climate controls. A new gauge cluster display can show amps, coolant temperatures, or the car's lateral g-forces, and when track mode is engaged, the tachometer shifts from a circular to a color linear graph.


2022 Subaru BRZ An updated interior and tech are highlights of the new BRZ,

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The 2022 Acura TLX has the technology enabled.

Photo courtesy of Acura

Toyota and Lexus announced that the WarnerMedia RIDE app would be coming to their models earlier this year. Now, Honda and Acura will be offering the same.

On certain Wi-Fi enabled Honda and Acura vehicles, AT&T unlimited in-car Wi-Fi users will have access to the WarnerMedia RIDE app. The app allows users to connect multiple devices in their vehicles to browse, stream and share premium content from the WarnerMedia library while on the road.

Honda and Acura vehicle owners have been able to use their on-board modem as a hot spot for connecting up to seven devices since 2017. Models compatible for the new tech include the Acura RDX (2019-present), Acura TLX (2021), and Acura MDX (2022) across all trim levels. Honda vehicles with the tech include Accord (2018-present, Touring), Odyssey (2018-present; Touring, Elite), Insight (2019-present, Touring)., Passport (2019-present; Touring, Elite)., and Pilot (2019-present; Touring, Elite, Black Edition).

The WarnerMedia RIDE App allows passengers to access 1,000+ hours of live and on-demand entertainment. The app includes hit TV shows and movies from top brands such as Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO Max, TBS, TNT and TruTV, spanning animation, entertainment, news, sports and more.

WarnerMedia RIDE app The WarnerMedia RIDE app allows users to choose their own avatar.Photo courtesy of Acura

Users can set up profiles and personalize their user exerpience with an avatar from the WarnerMedia library. Profiles also ensure age-appropriate content with options for adults to restrict access to their profiles with an access code.

"Wireless connectivity and connected car services continue to be key features for customers and our long-standing relationship with AT&T continues to be one way we deliver exciting new content to Honda and Acura owners," said Art St. Cyr, vice president of North American Auto Strategy for American Honda. "Honda will continue working to enhance the in-car experience, including the capabilities of the AT&T network and access to top content with WarnerMedia RIDE."

"We're always looking for new and innovative ways to elevate the connected car experience for our customers. With WarnerMedia RIDE, we are delivering a connected experience that's perfect for journeys," said Joe Mosele, vice president, Mobility & Internet of Things, AT&T. "Our collaboration is keeping Honda and Acura owners connected wherever they travel with hours of news and entertainment for the whole family."

WarnerMedia RIDE is available now in the App Store and on Google Play for all U.S. unlimited data plan subscribers. WarnerMedia RIDE is included at no additional cost for existing and new unlimited subscribers.

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