Nope, wouldn't have been a good idea. You'd also need to air down a considerable amount to increase your footprint. And then, hopefully you'd get enough under you to pack down a path to ease onto. If not, you'd just nose into a drift with everything from the bumper and below being a snow blocker and possibly breaking the traction you might gain in the first place by airing down. Being injured, you need to stay the path, regardless of the mini-van count in front of you.