Thanks so much for the Videos! That really explains things. Except for the "brand" that we have, it looks like I have the right tire - assuming that they are All Season. I appreciate all the input from both of you, it's been very helpful!!!At least for those of us in Colorado we have laws that under certain conditions we are required to use snow socks or chains on some interstate roadways. Those chains or socks require slower speeds or can not be used on our Subaru at all. In contrast, using a winter tire is all we would need for those times (albeit probably few per year for most drivers), we can drive at faster speeds and save the time and expense of installing a sock/chain set-up. A sock is not going to do anything for deeper snow. Installing socks on the side of the road can be dangerous.
I agree that an individual and their unique travel habits and where they live will drive the decision.
I owned this Ascent less than one week when in the Denver metro area we were hit with a major snow storm in 2018. I left work early that day and ventured into my first real Subaru experience. I drove home carefully but confidently and drove to work the next day when others simply could not make it in (OEM tires). I love my Subaru.