Animation: Traversing a Hill Animation Transcript Transcript for Traversing a Hill (A person moves to the kneeling position from the sitting position when the snowmobile starts traversing a hill.) Use the kneeling position, with your uphill leg standing on the running board and your downhill leg on the seat. On hard-packed snow, your snowmobile may slide. Try pointing the front at a steeper angle uphill, or look for more loosely packed snow. (The person leans forward.) Lean your body uphill at all times, which keeps your weight on the uphill side of the track.