Great tires... for the brief time they lasted. These tires came as OEM with the Forester and performed well wonderfully at first. I used them on short daily commutes and infrequently on farm fields and packed dirt mountain tracks. They performed magnificently in snow and on ice, but by 20,000 miles they were bald. This seems to be a common complaint. Given their great winter performance, I was really tempted to buy new ones, but their horrible treadwear makes their premium price unacceptable.
Good solid snow tires. Noisier than "fair weather" tires but that is a small price to pay for the traction. These tires on a Subaru Forester make for a very capable road vehicle in poor weather.