Im all about snow tires. Matter of fact I put mine on just today.
I get about 3 seasons on mine before they need replacing. Not bad for a great snow tire run 5 months out of the year. Only $75 a tire as well, love my Hankook iPike's
Never at a loss for traction....ground clearance is another issue... now the roof rack needs to go on, our hill may open next week for sure Dec 1 it will be up there.