Snoqualmie Pass was an adrenaline ride last night I left Ellensburg about 9 PM last night on my way home from Nunnaly. I received reports on the travel radio of heavy snow and closures. No problem, I thought. I have my chains, rain gear, head lamp. About 10 miles west of Elensburg it started snowing - hard. Very difficult to see. By the first few hills near bullfrog my traction control started kicking in, so I puled off the highway and into the WSDOT lot at bullfrog. Put my chains on. After getting back onto the highway I found i was fighting ruts and 4-6 inches of snow on the freeway. At one point, my rear tires caught in one rut while the front tires stayed in another. I slide down the highway approx 10 car lengths like this, power still on )(fwd pulls the car) and rear hanging out at a 45 degree angle. It was all I could do to not panic. The car finally came out the the skid, but it sure was exciting - even though I was only going 25 to 30 mph. The highway closed just past the Lake Easton State Park exit, so I pulled into downtown Easton and drove around the stoppage. Just as I arrived, the state patrol opened up the road - score! I still had my chains on, so I took it slow and kept a great distance between me an the people in front of me. At one point, the car in front of me was caught up in a rut and spun 3/4 of the way around. Exciting ride for him. I stopped in plenty of time and gave him the thumbs up because he did not hit the guard rail. If he had more momentum he would have hit it. I arrived home safe at 2:45 this morning. All for one fish on but not landed. Well worth the adventure.