My brother-in-law use to tell me the same thing about his driveway. Stick it in 4WD and in 1st gear and just idle your way up.
There's no way you guys have that much snow that you couldn't get up a hill in a 4x4. The first thing I did when I first got my 4x4 years back was find the loneliest road I could find that wasn't touched by a snow plow to have some fun. The snow was up past the headlights and I giggled the whole time bashing through that stuff up and down hills.
It's all in how you drive. As for e2mustang's comment, snow does not equal crash. Incompetence plus snow is what equals crash. The people you see driving 50 mph in snow and find them in a tree later down the road, they simply don't know how to drive.
I'm having a difficult time trying to find the slippery parts in the snow lately. I have 18 inches compacted down in my yard, which isn't a whole lot of snow to be honest. I haven't found the roads slippery at all. There actually is quite a lot of grip depending on the type of snow that is on the roads. Combine ice with it and it's a different story (like the video earlier). Can't do much with ice, but snow, shouldn't be a problem.
For those having difficulties with poor tires in snow, try learning to drive with the handbrake. It was the only way I was able to turn with the Geo Storm I mentioned way above. It's no different than learning how to drift or catch a slide in racing. You learn from memory how the car is going to react and you control it into that situation, not let the snow control it.
Yes, because 3 weeks of cold weather (in winter of all things! Who would have thought it?) over about 5 countries is enough to completely invalidate at least 50 years' worth of steadily increasing global temperatures.
earth's life cycle.....every million years, or few million, the earth goes through changes in temperature. the one coming up is it getting hotter, and yes, that is part of it.....not because of green house gasses.
sure they arent helping, or anything at all, but its not fully because of us