I was in the same boat as you and I live just south of your boarder. Several guys told me in a previous post that the Michelins LTX A/T2 did good in snow. I found a set on Craig's List for $600 (LT275/65R20). They had less than 30 miles on them before the previous owner had 36" tires and a lift installed. I mean these had the injection stubs still sticking out of them. I figure I can chain up a couple of times for the savings on replacing 20" tires. However, I don't expect that much trouble with a sled deck or a 4 place V-nove behind me this winter. Good Luck
They'll do okay in the snow, but BC requires you to have winter-rated tires on some roads. It's a pretty big pain in the ***.
Originally Posted by Alberta Advantage
I was about to pull the trigger on some Nitto Terra Grapplers from Discount Tire until I got to the checkout and there was like $400+ in shipping, duty, and tax added to the price. The tires were cheaper to buy in town than to buy them from the US.
Any official nitto retailer won't ship them to Canada anyways, because of Kal Tire's deal with Nitto.
I had a set of Trail Grapplers on my last truck and they were less than half the price to buy them in the states from Discount Tire Direct, ship them to a warehouse in Montana, and drive to pick them up from near Edmonton.
BFG All-Terrain T/A's are rated for snow in specific sizes. The stock size (275/60/20) is not, but you could go to a 285/55/20 or a 285/65/20 and those sizes ARE winter rated.
I would personally run DuraTrac's though. I don't think they're quite as good as a Toyo or Trail Grappler in super deep powder, but they're 90% as good and great on icy roads. You can even have them studded.