One winter in Truckee, CA (High Sierra's) now going on two. Ran over a broken set of tourist cable chains and tore my left rear tire nearly off the rim during a heavy snow storm. Didn't even know I was nearly riding on the wheel rim when someone came along side and pointed out I had a flat and it was coming of the wheel rim. Drove to Tire Rack the next day and purchased two more for the rear. Saved the good right rear for the spare and I'm back in business. This tire is the best snow and dry road tire I have ever driven. Buy it and you will love it!