My particular size meets the severe snow service requirements but is not a dedicated winter tire meaning you can drive it year round. Still in the middle of winter here in southern Ontario and they kick the snow's butt. I am so satisfied with the performance of these tires that I will not hesitate to buy again when the time comes. Way to go General tire.
After 5 years and 60000km in Canadian weather these tires have held up very well. They are quiet and comfortable enough for a truck tire and could probably get one more winter out of them. Only negative I have experienced is some slippage on wet surfaces/hard packed snow when accelerating from a stop.