I decided that this winter will be the winter I decide to try winter tires for the first time. I want to pick the best one that works the best for me without breaking my bank.

The car: 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited. It currently has 17inch wheels on 215/45/r17 tires but I want to downsize to 195/65/r15 for winter tires.

Cost: I really would not want the tire to be over $120 per tire, especially since I need to get 15inch wheels.

I live on Long Island, but at least once a week I will be driving to the catskills or vermont to go skiing where it snows a shit-ton. My current employer gives me a company truck so I only drive my car once/twice a week.

Thoughts?