Originally Posted by Littlebigdreams
What are you guys' thoughts on getting snow tires for riding at Cypress/Whistler for the coming season?
On average I ride the two mountains about 50-80 times a year, and I've actually pulled it off without snow tires for the last 8 years... But it definitely is a scary drive for a few months each year. The surprising thing is that I never got stuck before even when it is dumping heavy snow.
I know this is still a retarded move at the end of the day even if I never got into problems but snow tires really are a huge investment that I can't afford
Do any of you also drive without snow tires? I never looked into chains, will keeping a set of tire chains in the car be sufficient as a cheaper alternative?
Snow tires are really a worthwhile investment for safety. Sure you can get by with all season as long as they are decent and with enough tread life but all it takes is that one split second when you start sliding and lose control and your really screwed. Here in Germany at the very least you must have all season tires on during the winter, its law, but its really nice to have that extra ease of mind knowing your using good snow tires.