Winter and snow? No problem for 21-th century solution – Michelin Easy Grip Aramide/Kevlar snow chains.
They are made of Aramide – used for Special forces bulletproof wests. As reliable as steel. But lighter, much much lighter, smaller, and also easy to install even in deep snow. It is better to have them and never use them – but why to carry 5 kg of steel, when you can have feather-light Easy Grip from Michelin?