We live in Denver and spend most weekends in the mountains. I've had snow tires on all my vehicles. Very happy with this tire. Yes, they are a little softer than stock all season which you notice driving quickly, but the average person will not sense a difference in cornering, etc. In the snow, fantastic. Just yesterday, we drove over Loveland pass (sheet of ice covered in snow) and the car was rock solid. (Escalade, Dodge Pickup) were spinning their tires while the Sienna just cruised. Going downhill is where you really notice a difference...impressive stopping grip. All in all, can't imagine not having Blizzaks.