I just put on 285/65-18 BFG AT's yesterday before the snow hit here in Indiana. I love em'. I'm kinda partial to BFG considering my step-dad worked there for 38 years. But they perform in the snow very nicely and they look great compared to the stock Goodyears. They aren't cheap, so i'll worn you now. Just demands on how much you want to spend. I was able to get close to $400 trade in on my stock, but they only had 5,000 miles on them. Good luck.
The BFG AT KO has a great reputation in the snow. It is one of the few tires with the severe weather rating, (most sizes, including the 285/65/18). This rating in some states, and conditions, will exempt you from snow chain controls.
The BFG AT KO also usually lasts people 50-60K miles or more. I know some people have gotten a bad feeling for BFG because of the Off Road Pkg. BFG Rugged Trail all-season
tire, that only lasted most of us 25K miles or less, but their AT KO is a remarkable, and long treadlife tire.
Only bad issue, that I noticed with them, is they are slick in the rain for their last 10K to 15K miles of treadlife, but I've seen a post for the Bridgestone AT Revo where the owner was tossing sandbags into the bed on them as well.
If my new tires end up wearing out at the beginning of summer, (dry time here), the old BFG AT KOs will get re-mounted for that last 10K miles of life. :cheers: