Excellent winter tire. Just returned from 3000+ mile trip with mountain driving and some nasty weather. These tires were an excellent balance of good highway performance and strong grip in snowy conditions. I've had two sets of Blizzaks prior to these Michelins and, while Blizzaks may have superior ultimate grip, the Michelin is a better balanced tire for all around driving. I was very impressed with highway performance and have the confidence to take these tires in any weather. I'd definately buy them again.