I work in a hospital and have to be at work during any type of weather. I drove with these tires in 27 inches of unplowed snow while the roads were considered closed and they performed excellent. The only things on the road were skiers, and myself. If my car had been any lower to the ground or the snow any higher I could not have driven on the roads. These tires performed better than I expected in heavy snow and also on a 2 inch sheet of ice formed on the roads with freezing rain on a separate occasion. Many cars went off the road in the ice that night but my tires held to the road nicely. I highly recommend a set of these tires for people who drive in areas which have snow or ice to deal with during their commute. I feel like these tires have paid for themselves during my first winter season with them by keeping me safe and secure on the road.