Originally Posted by rexblake
That's because you live in Denver area the eastern slope gets hardly any snow, it's a super mild winter. Quite frankly, that's why I moved out here.
However, if you ever tried snow tires you would realize the huge improvement they are in inclement weather. Whether its needed or not, it's drastically safer having them in the winter.
It has been mild this year so far, but we do get some awesome snow usually a few times a year. If I lived in Maine or one of the far north areas where snow actually stays on the road for more than 1-2 days I would consider a decent snow tire. But here there is no real need. The few major storms we get usually don't hang around long enough to necessitate needing a dedicated snow tire. I just think its ridiculous that people "need" snows and live in relatively moderate climates.