Originally Posted by cvwindows
My feeling is it will change each time but if the wheels are still spinning you have a better chance to keep sliding down to the bottem. If you stop completley you have a better chance of hooking something during the slide and flipping over. Small bumps of the throttle is my answer. If you watch nascar you will see when they are sliding they are on the gas also.
It's always a slippery slope in these conditions. (ha, pun intended) I would think that in most cases this is true if you suspect you will continue to slide. However, if you feel there is enough traction to stop without toppling, you may be better off to try to stop the slide before it gets worse.
IMO, this question has no perfect answer. Each vehicle & driver will be different and the same hill can change day to day due to weather or how much wheeling it has seen.
My best suggestion is don't get that far into a situation on a slippery hill.