I chose Continental CrossContact Winter tires for my SUV (driving a mix of highway/city/mountain streets in dry/rain/slush/snow/ice conditions) due to good reviews of independent test institutions over here.
Little side-story: Last season, hubby asked if he can borrow my (then brand new!) 4x4 for his boys-trip up to the mountain since heavy snowfall was announced, and the steep narrow roads demand snow chains with his front-wheel drive car. - Sure you can, take care, itís brand new Ė Sure, no question.
The night they were driving up, hubby called to excitedly tell me how great the (MY BRAND NEW!) car performs on the 20cm snow covered roads, when one of the pack yelled in the background "HA, not only on the roads, we're taking a shortcut over a piste right now, itís rad!Ē
Oh, the boyz...
even a usually rational one canít be trusted, rationality seems to linearly decline with the number of testosterone-producers gathering... couldnít help and had to laugh. Take care, have fun (and texted them the number of the snowcat driver, just in case)
Iím always happy (and a bit surprised) when they come back in one piece.