We find ourselves in the White Mountains of New Hampshire A LOT in the winter, especially when it snows. This includes driving around hilly neighborhoods, thankfully in one of our two AWD/4WD SUVs.
We have a 2011 Honda CR-V AWD with OEM tires on it that are wearing out very fast (Continental Contact 4X4), and will need to replace them by this fall so are starting to research our choice.
On our prior Honda CR-V AWD and on our current 2009 Honda Pilot 4WD we have had pretty good luck with the Nokian WR All Season tires and found they worked quite well in snow, rain, and even dry pavement. We really don't like switching between summer and winter tires, having done that for many years with sedans and two sets of wheels. Now with AWD/4WD SUVs we'll accept a little less tire life with an All Season tire like the Nokian WR - that we have found to be decent in the snow. Any others out there that we should consider?