hey TW, you look new, so welcome!
Ive done some extensive research on the subject.
Alot of the candian and Northeast (MA, CT) guys have given me a vote of confidence in Bridgestone Blizzaks (i think the LM-17)... And if you are looking for 17" wheels to accomodate, TireRack.com has some good options. The Sport Edition F-10/F-7's look nice and seem to work well. Also, there are some MSW's made by O.Z. which look nice as well.
Spend some time on tire rack and check out their combo options. Plus, SwedeSpeed's Classifieds section in the forums often has great deals. Post a "Want: 17" pegs/winter tires" and see what you can find.
Im picking up some really nice plastic winter mats for like 40$ from a local SS guy this week (hopefully)