In even just an inch of snow it is completely impossible to accelerate from a stop if there is the slightest uphill incline. Even on perfectly level ground it's a struggle and a danger in traffic. Turns are a nightmare. Once you work up speed you can maneuver, but the only way up a hill in snow is to gather momentum before the incline. If you stop for any reason, like to avoid an accident, you have to let yourself roll back down once traffic is gone and try again. This is NOT an all-weather tire by any stretch of the imagination.