purchased this tire last winter before a series of snow events in vancouver bc. in the snow the tires handled well. ICE unfortunately was not the same. we experienced sudden warming and freezing this past winter which created layers of thick ice. I was driving up a slight incline that had iced over and when i came to a stop at the top the tires lost traction and started to slide backwards. i was able to get the car to slide into the snow bank fortunately and was able to drive out from there . overall poor ice performer but good in snow.