Tyre choice is like ski choice. Do you want fast and light or heavy/reliable with performance? For XC riding you’ll want a lighter combination run at higher tyre pressures (like your choice). If you will be using lifts and doing more descending go for a heavier combination (twice the weights you are quoting) and run a lower pressure (This generally gives better grip).
Given the choice (and in fact I often use cast offs from my guests) I tend to buy Maxxis tyres - a High Roller 2.3” with “normal” rubber compound, I use these in the season when the lifts are open. I have a full suspension mountain bike and can ride fairly quickly, reliability and grip are super important to me. It’s very embarrassing when the guide punctures!I go a bit lighter (and with less rolling resistance) for the out of season peddling.
Don’t forget tyre width, a mud tyre is generally quite narrow - it “cuts” through the mud thanks to the higher ground pressure. A higher volume tyre is more puncture resistant (but is slower to pedal).
You can’t win!
Use what you have, if you puncture a lot then you’ll need to either
1. Slow down
2. Ride lighter
3. If you can’t or won’t do either of the above up the air pressure or buy a higher volume or heavier tyre or inner tube.