I thought I would start a thread parallel to "well the snow is finally here ***and everything is wonderful***" for those who have experienced the RL snow trepidations like me. Yes, late last week we got 3-inches +/- of heavy, wet snow in the part of western Washington where I live. I left my driveway exuding with confidence (especially after reading that other thread) till I got to the “T” in the road one block away. At less than 10 mph, the Ridge started to snowplow straight ahead instead of making the left turn I was asking of it. Even my wife’s 05 Odyssey behaves better than that! When I got out to the main roads, it was hard to keep the Ridge in a straight line on the straight-aways, and even harder to get it around some of the curves and corners that others (in that other thread) were taking in stride. Several times, my Ridge tried to drift to the outside of the uphill curves I need to navigate to get to my rural office. When going up or down hills on straight-aways, the tires seemed to get caught in the shallow ruts left by the guy in front of me, tossing my Ridge around like a toy. The 5-mile long trip was an eye-opener for me; my Ridge was either not working properly, or the stock Michelin M+S tires are really not suited to these conditions. During the entire trip, my VSA was in the “on” position, but not once did I see the VSA light flash (such as related by others in that other thread) as to alert me to the workings of that part of the system. So with that background, I am asking you all for your help and advice….do you all think I have a mechanical problem with my Ridge, or is my problem just the stock tires not liking the heavy, wet snow conditions?