Amazing tire! I've never used a snow tire before, but these are impressive. When I received them, I was a little concerned because the tread pattern didn't seem very aggressive. But all concerns disappeared with the first snow. I'm used to driving on very wide all-season tires that were great in the rain but sometimes a little scary in the winter. With the Blizzak DM-V1s, I feel like I can go anywhere and barely even notice the snow. We've had a couple significant snows and a few more days with minor snow or ice since I bought the tires, and I couldn't be more impressed with their performance. In fact, I used to sometimes play a little on icy roads when no one was around (slide on purpose), but I can't even break these loose without getting completely crazy. Wish that I had made the switch to snow tires years ago, but I'll be buying these from now on.