Continuing the snow ski related theme of my last post, I've seen all the posts about how well the MS handles snow with either AWD or RWD, especially with winter tires, but haven't specifically seen this topic addressed. What I'm curious about is whether chain control, especially in the Tahoe area, will let the car thru if AWD and with M+S tires on? I believe the rule on the California roads is that you must have 4 wheel drive or AWD (not sure of the difference) and have tires rated for M+S to get thru chain control without chains, but I seem to remember a post on some other forum that said they were required to put chains on with their presumably qualified MS. I get thru with my LandCruiser with M+S tires all the time, just curious whether it can be done with the MS as well. As you can probably guess, I am not terribly interested in wrestling with chains in blizzards. Thanks, Wuggado?