Awesome snow tire. Not only was it one of the cheaper tires in my size, but one of the best reviewed - and I can see why. My rear wheel drive BMW got around our recent 6 one day snow accumulation as good as any of the 4wd trucks I've had in the past. Ice performance isn't as good as a Blizzak but the rubber compound looks like it will last a heck of a lot longer than a Blizzak. It is a beast of a tire in the snow, and is still very quiet on the highway. The ride is very good, handling is diminished from my summer tires, but this is not sold as a performance tire so I can't hold that against it.
If this tire can get a BMW through a North Dakota winter, I'd be confident using it anywhere.