I suggest you get Winter ICE TIRES, not SNOW TIRES. Here Winters get very cold and we get plenty of snow, but living in the city, we put WINTER ICE TIRES, cause snow gets plowed and removed quickly. But at stops or intersections ground gets icy, therefore you need a thread and compound that sticks to the ground.To my Canadian and Northern American cousins- anybody looked into winter tires yet?
So far, I have found three that are recommended for the 17" Lusso - Pirelli Sottozero 3, Nokian R2 and Blizzaks. We don't get much snow here, more slushy rain and ice so looking for a grippier tire.
If it snows, staying in the garage!
SNOW TIRES are use mainly in rural areas, where the snow stays on the ground for a good while.