Originally Posted by mzem
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.
+1 if it was an awd/fwd car you may be fine with DWS but with RWD I would 100% run dedicated snows.