Snowflake on the Mountain

Saturday, October 9, 2010 by Ed Singleton
The snowflake-on-the-mountain symbol is branded on the sidewall of tires that have superior snow traction. Studless Ice and Snow tires will have this branded on their sidewall as well as Performance Winter / Snow tires. Some On-/Off-Road All-Terrain truck tires have snow traction that is good enough to receive the snowflake-on-the-mountain symbol, as well.

Studless Ice and Snow Tires

On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Tires
The snowflake-on-the-mountain symbol may not apply to certain sizes.

Comments on Snowflake on the Mountain

Thursday, October 14, 2010 by keith :
Is the Handkook Dynapro mt rto 3 LT 265-75r-16E 123-120q owl have the mountain snowflake. and would you recomend this tire?
Thursday, October 14, 2010 by Ed:
The Hankook Dynapro MT is a tire that was designed for extreme off road use. Tires like this are really not designed to be used in snow and therefore do not have the snowflake on the mountain symbol. We do not carry this model from Hankook so I cant say how well it performs off road.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 by STANLEEJ:
You say "the snowflake-on-the-mountain symbol may not apply to certain sizes" does that mean they are not rated for severe snow, or they are not marked for it?
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 by ed:
Some tires may not be branded with the snowflake symbol because of the compound used or it could be that the tire is very highly rated in the snow but has not been approved for the rating yet. For example the BF-Goodrich AT TA KO in size 285/75-16 load range D is rated for severe snow but the same tire in the same size but load range E is not rated. BFG does this because the compound used in the D load is softer and provides better traction than the E load tire.
Friday, March 11, 2011 by pamela Hensley:
How do I by the snow flake on the moutain tire?
Friday, March 11, 2011 by ed:
You can purchase them on the website or you can call us at 800.428.8355 ext. 667

Leave a comment