OK here is one of my long-held secrets. For spring corn snow, late in the day when the slush is so wet it is grabby. It can get nasty out there. It's fun to ride in shorts and t-shirts, but that seemingly soft surface can really tear you up when you wipe out.
Tune like this and you will be passing everybody -- flats, steeps, wherever.
Texture the base hard and deep. If you don't know what you are doing have someone else do it. You want channels for the water to move diagonally outwards from under the board. Yes, just like Aqua-tred tires. Put down an all-season base wax, scrape all off, then brush hard with brass or nylon. Then hit up the base with the secret weapon...
Again scrape and texture.A few words of warning:
* Only use this stuff for spring corn in warm weather. Otherwise you will be going nowhere.
* Hardcore wax like this is poisonous. Hot wax it in a ventilated area. After waxing, wash your hands twice. I'm not kidding.
* If you have a pretty base, it won't be anymore. Black streaks galore. Hard to remove come next winter, sometimes not possible to get off. Who cares. You will look more hardcore and your plank will be less likely to be stolen.
* Enjoy smoking everyone on the hill.
* Give me props.