Powder snow on Mt Skene, alpine Victoria, Australia. The smooth powdery snow was an exciting sight to enjoy. We travelled by 4wd passing through and driving around, approximately 24 four wheel drives stuck in the snow, giving driving advice as we went.
The technique in these conditions is low range 1st gear, crawling at the slowest speed possible, no diff or center diff locks and10psi tyre pressure. As soon as you feel the tyres break through and drop into the snow you stop … no throttle required … and reverse back up and forth as many times as necessary to compact the snow beneath you. You then take a gentle run at the point were you stopped to get back up on top of the snow surface. September 2004.
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