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?
I use snow tires. Spending about $500 for snow tires is better than the hassle of a crash (which can also mean jacked up insurance).
I also have a set of chains just in case.
In the Quebec province, snow tires are required by law during the winter months (there are caveats of course)
in british columbia... a quick search: