Tires are on in time for holiday travel. Have a nice drive to central MN to visit my wife's Dad. The freeway was clear of snow but the backroads had a solid coat of packed snow and ice. The Hakkapeliitta 7's handled the hard pack with ease feeling very stable at highway speeds. The thing that impressed me most is the stability and grip under braking, far superior to the preview snows tires on the car.
The picture was take after a 2" snowfall, not a big deal but confidence building as the tires are performing well. Looking forward to the next snow and ice driving events coming up in January and February.