I always used Blizzaks by Bridgestone, probably one of the best bang for your buck winter tire on the market.
Good to hear that. I know how good those X-Ice tires are, they offer great performance and will last you a while. I have a friend thats on his 5th season with them.I purchased 4 Michelin X Ice 3 in 16" size from the Tire Rack last November. I have been extremely happy with them. I find driving on very slippery roads gives me total control of my Elantra. I am amazed at the stability and ability to stop. It is almost like driving on dry pavement, well almost. A excellent purchase that adds tons to the safety of the car. I would highly recommend. I purchased the tire and wheel package so it will be a snap to change back to my Summer setup.