Blizzaks have been my go to since the WS-60. Amazing for deep snow but the multi-compound always bugged me that after 60% it became useless.kev604 wrote: ↑ I had Blizzak WS80 amazing snow tire but replaced them with the Xice Snow for coming winter. I have no doubt the Blizzaks are better deep snow and ice tire but Xice Snow is a better all around tire. Xice Snow perform well on wet and dry roads for a snow tire (important since I live in Vancouver) and have decent treadwear for a premium snow tire.
I still have an old set of WS-60s for my STi somewhere. WS-90s are an improvement (as driven in other's cars) but still feel squishy and loud on dry road.
I agree X-Ice from my experience is a way better dry/cold tire for us in 604. It's just overall more pleasant and worked very well when friends have used it going up to the interior during the snowy season.