It has been awhile since we've had a very cold and snowy winter here is Southern Ontario, which is why it's perfect to test out these Hankook Winter iPike tires. These are not ice tires, nor are they snow tires. These are winter tires. Unlike all-seasons, winter tires do not harden in below freezing temperatures. Once your tires freeze you may as well be driving on hockey pucks. These tires remain soft and pliable so you have more traction in cold, wet and snowy conditions.