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Never driven in snow, got my quad in end of april. I don't see how you could get stuck going downhill instead of uphill? is there more risk getting stuck because you'Re going slower downhill? Have to get ready for that type of driving as it'S pretty much the time we start getting snow here in quebec
 

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Never driven in snow, got my quad in end of april. I don't see how you could get stuck going downhill instead of uphill? is there more risk getting stuck because you'Re going slower downhill? Have to get ready for that type of driving as it'S pretty much the time we start getting snow here in quebec
When riding snow, the depth came be the problem for several reasons.
It gets under the belly and keeps the tires from pulling,
and covers the trail hiding obstacles/hazards like ruts that can high center the machine for a stuck situation.
Then running downhill might work but getting back up the hill might not.
 

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Ice and snow also build up inside the suspension making turning and braking difficult.
 

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Not knowing your terrain conditions, I thought I would take a few minutes to mention:
Riding in snow and ice changes the game, dry novice trails become adventures for memories to last a life time when taken slow to learn the new game.
Here on the mountains the day starts pointed uphill, leaving the dirt trailhead to climb to snowline, snow with ice glazing the surface. When going slow the machine can slide sideways, 'Oh $hit'!
https://flic.kr/p/fx98T9 Once you get to the deep stuff and water, take the griz for a dip to melt the ice, but remember the ice covering the snow causing an edge when coming back onto the snow flat. You want to hit it hard enough to clear the lip, but not toooo hard to flip.
https://flic.kr/p/fvZ2Rd If you have a chance to reach the high country, be careful with cornices building which can slide from above. This one is at 13,500ft.
https://flic.kr/p/fwVpGw Then on the backside of the snow season, rotten snow doesn't hold like during the colder temps.
https://flic.kr/p/fwWNL7 During the run-off season water courses change, be ready for the extra forces when pushing through faster water.
https://flic.kr/p/fwpmAk It's hard to see how deep the holes are with the faster water.
or water deeper than any other time of year.
I worked into the water to see what was going on. The grizz. hoped sideways and I added power to come on out. The snow was rolled over the head light.
The dozier stopped where the snow pile ends. The water, flowing under the snow was getting deep and the side force on the dozier was getting dangerous.
We made it to 12,200 ft. this day.
 

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