I just bought these tires because I was told that they are great for snow. I have lots of steep hills near my house and a steep driveway. I haven't had a chance to test them in snow but i've been shocked by their initial quality. The noise is much less than the factory yokahamo tires. The ride is much smoother than the originals. The tread looks wonderfully deep. I can't wait for snow because everything that i've read says that they are great in heavy snow and ice. I'm not really a car guy or tire guy, but i've been blown away by these bad boys already.