I have done this drive many times in winter. The road is mostly flat with a few curves that should be fairly easy to navigate unless it is snowing or recently snowed. There are two valleys that you will go through. You want to make sure that you slow down for these.
When you turn off the main highway at Chamberlain the road conditions will get a little worse. This is a single lane highway with small shoulder.
Keep alert and watch for wildlife and you should be fine. Accelerate slowly, brake evenly, don't try to switch lanes suddenly. Keep a good distance between you and other vehicles. Watch for snow plows and be careful passing them. This website has some good tips. www.canadiandriver.com/winter/wintertips.htm
Thank you for the link to the article. Most informative.
The highway from Saskatoon to Chamberlain is a good divided highway. Just remember to stay in the right lane and use the left for passing, both for etiquette reasons and that the right lane is usually sanded more. The part you have to be a little more alert when driving is the part from Hanley to Dundurn. The road ices up a little bit in the valley by Blackstrap Lake.
But I wouldn't be too concerned if you're fearing 2 foot high snowdrifts or a skating rink on the road. Just be aware of the road, try to drive during daylight and remember to give yourself a little extra braking distance as there could be black ice on the road.
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