Got our first snow this morning. Had not switched over to my winter tire package and it was a light 1-2 inches so I figured I would just drive careful to work on the PS3's. As soon as I got to the road I knew it wasn't going to happen, it reminded me of driving a mustang in the snow, very dangerous. I turned around and switched to my winter tires and what a difference. Handling is much more mushier but traction is awsome. I went with the 15" Michelin X-Ice xi2 to replace the 18" Michelin Pilot Sport 3's for the winter. Very quiet and smooth winter tire on the highway.
So there's no driving in the snow with the OEM handling package tires.
On a side note I counted 6-8 cars in accidents or in ditches on my 40 mile drive to work, some were SUV's. People forget how to drive in this stuff.....wait they were probably too busy texting or something to worry about driving conditions or turning their headlights on!