When driving in the snow it’s important to accelerate gently, use low revs and change up to a higher gear as quickly as possible. You may need to move off in second gear as this will help reduce wheelspin.
Source: Driving in snow @ RAC
- How to drive in snow and icy weather @ BBC News
Excerpt: Stay in a higher gear for better control, and if it is slippery, in a manual car move off in a higher gear, rather than just using first.
- Driving Advice | Driving in snow or icy conditions @ Which?
Excerpt: Use gentle acceleration in a higher gear to move off and try not to stop again until you reach firmer ground.