Animation: Riding Downhill Animation Transcript Transcript for Riding Downhill (A person is in the sitting position as the snowmobile is going downhill.) Use the sitting position. (The person leans backward.) Sit as far back on the seat as possible. Stay focused and be prepared to stop—losing control is the greatest hazard. Do not release the clutch. Keep the clutch engaged to help you slow down. (A zoomed-in image of the brake shows alternate squeezing and releasing of the brake.) Pump the brake (alternately squeezing and releasing the brake) every few seconds to maintain a slow speed or stop. Applying a hard brake abruptly can cause the snowmobile to slide. (Another snowmobile passes by, while the former prepares to go down.) If you are at the top of a hill and other snowmobiles are coming up, let them pass you before going down.