Touche', so do I. We average a little over 17 feet of snow every year. My wrg3-suv all-weather tires have never once failed me in the Touareg.Agreed, I commute through the most active lake effect snow band in the US. Snowiest non mountain area in the US. I'll never go back to all seasons in the winter. The only reason I run a/s in the summer and not a true summer tire is the random out of season snow storms. Heck, it snowed here last night so I woke up this morning and my yard was white!