Paver driveways can perform very well in cold, snowy regions IF they are installed properly. An improperly installed paver driveway in a cold snowy region with a lot of freeze and thaw cycles MUST be installed properly.
Paver driveways can be somewhat pliable since they are relatively small in size, allowing for movement from freeze and thaw cycles. Therefore, cracking rarely happens. However, minor heaving can become an issue since it’s much easier for water to reach the sub-grade and freeze and thaw beneath individual pavers, therefore displacing them causing an uneven surface.
Keep in mind also, if you live in a snowy region, shoveling paver driveways can be a chore as there are many edges to catch the shovel edge on. The same can be said for plowing paver driveways.
Paver driveways are extremely durable and can withstand de-icing products like salt, magnesium chloride and other de-icing chemicals.