Originally Posted by Tarponbeach
I agree, but the problem for me, is that we rarely get enough snow to warrant buying dedicated snow tires. I had a set of Blizzaks on my old X5, which lasted only 1 season, due to temps mostly over 45 degrees.
Try Pirelli ice & snows or blizzak LM25s. Ive run both, the LM25s on a 2002 M3 and the Pirelli's are on my Jeep. They are both considered to be high performance winter tires that don't wear as quickly as others. I drove on the blizzaks for 4 winters and sold them with about 70% tread left.
We don't have much snow around here but they are fantastic in cold, wet conditions. Far better than all seasons. I also took both tires through the mountain passes and they have performed flawlessly. I got a bit more adventurous with the Jeep and drove up some pretty steep snow covered forest service roads.
Better to have and not need than need and not have.