I'm particularly annoyed because I'm not sure where I'll be next year (currently job hunting), but I'll most likely be in either Iowa, Minnesota, or Massachusetts. So it'll be somewhere cold and I'll need good winter tires.
Personally, I would get snows if you end up moving to any of those states. To me, the delta between what you paid for the Conti's and what you sell them for, isn't worth the hassle of not having a set of snow tires. It would be more of a hassle to having to pay for a tow after sliding off the road, bumping into another car on any icy freeway, or bending a rim after bumping into a curb.