Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Troy, MT, , USA.
Interest: Outward bound author of the Seinfeld thread who builds his own snowshoes
Regardless of the checkpoint, you should have winter tires. There is no comparison b/w true winters (especially studded) and "all seasons" (aka crappy in all seasons) There is ~1 sq.ft of material holding your life onto the road. I'd say its work a few hundred bucks. Cost me $500 for 4 good studded snow's on my truck, which really isn't much considering how long they will last and the consequences of not having them.