For your application, easy, the WRs. Hakkas with their softer more aggressive tread are better suited for back roads that city plows don't touch and/or severe climbs and decends. Plus, with 8k miles per season, they would wear too much to use again next season. The WRs are so much better than an all-season tire. I gone through 4-6 inches no problem, including steep inclines. With packed snow on the highway, 60-70mph is effortless with these tires. You biggest problem will be watching out for the cars and SUVs doing 40-45mph There not cheap, but will get you through 3+ seasons, then you can use then just keep them on for the rest of the tread life since they handle and noise level is like an all-season tire. Good lick!