Damm Global warming, haven't really had enough snow here in Buffalo, New York to REALLY test these tires over the last two years. Six inches of snow is not enough, especially when the snow melts almost as soon as it hits the ground.
The first two winters I owned the VW Jetta TDI I ran to Goodyear M+S all year. They were fair in the winter but Bridgestone snows did make a big difference in years 3 & 4 when we did have snow.
I'm happy to have the snows when we drive up to Canada or Elliotville for Skiing. I hate it when those dog sleds pass you on the 401 and Queen E.