This is my second winter season on these tires. I usually put them on in December and take them off in the early part of March. Last year, we did not have much snow in California so it was hard to decide if I liked them or not. This year, we got a lot of snow in California so I got lots of time driving in the snow. I made several trips up to Kirkwood Ski Resort on State Route 88 in heavy snow and icy conditions. 88 is a very dangerous road to drive in the winter and I have seen several vehicles run off into snow banks, mostly due to excessive speed in chain control areas.
The Pirelli Ice and Snow tires worked like a charm in inclement snowy conditions. No slipping driving in ice or snow. Normally in the winter, I cannot park in the driveway at my cabin because it is too steep and the all-season tires I had on would not grip the ice snow mix. Now with the Pirelli's, I just put it in AWD low, turn off the ESP and get in and out of the driveway without any issues. I hope to get another couple of season out of these tires and will buy another set if they still are available.