Gentle manoeuvres are the key to safe driving - stopping distances are 10 times longer in ice and snow.
Pull away in second gear, easing your foot off the clutch gently to avoid wheel-spin.
Up hill - avoid having to stop part way up by waiting until it is clear of other cars or by leaving plenty of room to the car in front. Keep a constant speed, choosing the most suitable gear well in advance to avoid having to change down on the hill.
Down hill - reduce your speed before the hill, use a low gear and try to avoid using the brakes. Leave as much room as possible between you and the car in front.
If you have to use brakes then apply them gently. Release the brakes and de-clutch if the car skids.
If you get stuck, straighten the steering and clear the snow from the wheels. Put a sack or old rug in front of the driving wheels to give the tyres some grip. Once on the move again, try not to stop until you reach firmer ground.
** The last tip is the best. Its really annoying when people abandon their cars, making it 10 times worse for everybody else to get by. You need to keep a shovel and old carpet in your car !! **