First winter season with these tires, so far not good. Compared to the worn down continental wintercontacts I used to run (2 yrs. ago), the Goodyear ultra grips feel like I am riding on bald tires. Even compared to my 3 season tire ( Goodyear triple tread, which I ran in the winter last year), these lag behind in winter performance, starting, stopping and handling. The ride is decent, although this matters little in the winter. Driver 28 yrs., Northern Alberta, Can.