Palenville, too funny! I was up your way this past summer. Hard to believe winter comes this early, this cold, and for such a long time. It's so beautiful. Another winter with the ice screws eh? I ride most of the winter down here, but since I stay off the streets and hit back roads and such, I use chains. If I rode where you live, or even a town with snow/ice on the streets most of the winter, then I'd go to ice screws.
P.S. BTW I'm a Idaho Steehead hockey fan and remember driving past the Anchorage Ace's facility. Just thought I'd mention it.