Snowmobilers live for deep powder days and mountain sleds are designed to shine in these conditions. The most important thing is to keep your momentum, especially if you are trying to do a hill climb or ride across a slope in deep snow. To build momentum start in a flat zone and pick up speed that is within your ability to control. As you start to climb or traverse the slope you want to stay on the throttle and maintain that momentum. When you start to drop rpm’s you need to turn back downhill to avoid getting stuck. If you decide to try that hill again, ride directly on top of your previous path to gain a little momentum advantage.
As you head downhill on deep powder days you may need to apply throttle to keep the sled in motion. Add in the skill of carving and you will be smiling from ear to ear as snow pours over the hood of the snowmobile and you feel like you are flying and floating at the same time.
Be sure to check avalanche conditions on all days, and especially on deep powder days. Having an awareness of snow conditions and assessing terrain is an important skill set for all riders.