IF you care for your car, Blizzacks (sp?) are the only way to go. Or you can get all-season tires. I recommend the Pirelli PZero Nero M&S (Mud and Snow). Those things stick sick in summe,r and allow traction in winter.
Of course, like previously mentioned, the best thing regardless is to drive safe! You should know what I mean, coming from a snowy area like yourself. Be easy on the gas, and nothing too sudden. I learned that on day 2 of having my car. Ripped a chunk out of my rear passenger side brake light. Careful. Granted, I was on Dunlop summer tires. Oops.
1998 BMW e36 M3 Sedan
Crap, I think I may be a yuppie...
2003 MINI Cooper