ANDR01DI'm sorry but I have to disagree with you. AS tires are definitely manageable in the winter, but they don't hold a candle to the performance that comes with snow tires. I bought some snows a few years ago for driving around Buffalo, NY (Heavy wet snow) and was regularly plowing through 12+ inches without issue, as opposed to just getting by on my AS.
This may be a difference in vehicles, I am not saying the AS tires are better than snow tires (I spend many snowy nights plowing and driving through a foot of snow so believe me I know the advantage of them). What I am trying to say though is you will be able to get by with AS tires just fine. I have had both Goodyear snow tires and AS tires on my car and can honestly not tell a big enough difference between the two to invest in tires that will be used for a few months and then sit unmounted. If you feel more safe and in control with them then by all means go and get a pair.
Caucasian_AsianI have no idea where any of those places are, but I do know that in Western Canada, the people with AS tires are the ones in the ditch.
There's a reason that some provinces have made it law to have winter tires.
The majority of the people in the ditch are the ones who were driving 60mph when they should have been going 30mph. And I highly doubt you went and looked at every car in the ditch to see if they had AS tires.
.Hugo.You live in a flat ass part of mn, it doesnt even compare to where he lives. Also the drive to spirit is easy, all highway/freeway that gets plowed regularly and no dealing with the hills of duluth.
Get the snow tires rybak, you wont regret it
First off you can't sit here and tell me that the north shore is not comparable to the rest of the state. Having lived in Two Harbors for some time and having made many daily trips west through the Mesabi Range I have rarely had any problems getting to my destination, snow or no snow.