Ah! I was just in West Virginia this weekend! I even passed an olive green Compass going the other direction somewhere around Logan/Man at one point and made note of it to my fiance in the car with me (Ok, I excitedly point out every 2nd gen Compass I see on the highway, luckily she puts up with me!)
You didn't happen to notice a billet silver Compass towing a twin axle uhaul trailer, did you? Believe it or not (and there will be a detailed post about this later), I went from MN to WV this weekend and hauled back an entire rare suzuki parts car in a 6x12 uhaul box trailer. Pulling that combination through your mountains with the little Compass to get home was an interesting job! I can see why you would not want to roll on the mediocre stock tires come winter.
When we've been in the mountains around Washington there are always all these signs about when snow chains are required and special areas set up to put snow chains on and take them off. I just realized I didn't see anything like that in WV, do people not do the whole snow chains thing out there?