When considering your choices in Michelin's winter tire line-up...here are the two most popular.
Michelin X-Ice Xi2 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3
Both the Michelin X-Ice Xi2 and the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 are great tires, but designed for a different variety of winter conditions and driving styles. The Michelin X-Ice Xi2 is designed for those wanting the maximum protection when faced with severe winter conditions. Its heavily siped tread allows for excellent grip in snow and on ice-covered roads, but will forfeit some of the handling traits featured in a summer series tires.
By contrast, the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 is designed to enhance your performance vehicle's winter driving season. This tire delivers confidence on dry, wet and snow-covered roads. Most drivers using the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 will find themselves in climates typically not prone to severe weather, but are exposed to mild winter days where the average temperature stays below 45 degrees.