Oh the weather outside is frightful.....
For those who may not know, Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter tires are made in Finland. They design and produce some of the best winter tires in the world (especially since Conti bought Gislaved and doesn't seem to have done much with it). These are not cheap off-brand tires. The RSi has been superceded by the R since I purchased this set, but the feature set and design philosophy is about the same.
Research the Hakka R: http://www.nokiantires.com/tyre?id=1...akkapeliitta+R
A random Internet review of the RSi: http://www.iwsti.com/forums/995246-post1.html