From Aspen to Iceland: 10 of the world’s best winter driving experiences

CNN  — 

When it comes to wild and wooly winter weather, most people would rather not drive at all. But a stalwart few see it as an opportunity to test the limits of both their skills behind the wheel and of the increasingly capable machines being built for ever-demanding car buyers.

Nearly every luxury marque worth the name runs a winter driving program in some frosty corner of the globe, with the added benefit that several of them are not only open to existing owners but anyone with the price of admission.

From Audi in New Zealand to Bentley in Finland and Porsche in the Arctic Circle – plus a veritable traffic jam of exotics in Aspen – there are plenty of below-zero automotive adventures waiting to be had. So scroll through the gallery above for the world’s top 10 winter driving experiences.