It didn't stay that clean for long. I ended up pushing through 12+ inches of snow with the bed loaded to the top with firewood. I passed some guys on snowmobiles who looked stunned to see a small truck out there. I was on a closed road on the back side of Mount Hood. I am super impressed with the power the Duramax kicks out. Between that and the locking differential, this truck is bulletproof in the snow!