Winter walking ain't easy, especially when its that awful combination of slightly wet but still hella icy. Take a step out of your door, all ready to brave the winter winds, and then take a huge tumble onto cement because the street is ungodly slippery.\nYou fall down, get all wet, shed a small tear, and look like a fool in front of everyone, even though no ones probably watching. Still, slipping on ice can be a traumatic experience, so don't let it happen to you. Take some of our suggestions on how a Quebecer can survive any winter slipper situation and stay on your feet today, and everyday.\nWalk Like A Penguin\nLook to mother nature's ice walkers and get your happy feet marching like a penguin, because these little critters got a legit system to keep you upright on the ice. Makes sense, since penguins pretty much walk on ice all day everyday. The trick lies in shifting your center-of-gravity over your forward facing foot rather than sharing evenly between both feet.\nView this post on Instagram My, what weather we're having, Montreal! It's like spring! The sidewalks are slick, the puddles are wide and deep! A post shared by Rachel Reisner (@catsandhamstersmontreal) on Feb 5, 2019 at 5:37am PST\nKeep Your Eyes Peeled\nBeing entirely aware of your surroundings is crucial when walking around in winter, and even moreso when it's slippery as hell outside. Not only do you have to keep your gaze fixed to the floor so you miss all those deadly ice pathes, but you also need to stay aware of everyone else walking around, sliding this way and that in your way. You can't keep one eye glued the floor and the other to the ground, so go for wuick glances in either direction, and always mind your peripheries.\nView this post on Instagram That complete silence you get on these frozen nights is truly remarkable #winter #night #montreal #2019 #snow #ice #photooftheday A post shared by nimaaaaa86 (@nimaaaaa86) on Feb 5, 2019 at 5:35am PST\nKnow Your Snow\nNot all snow and ice is created equally slippery. You have the regular white and powdery stuff, which offers a nice layer of traction, your crumbly ice-slush, which can be broken up to give some crunchy texture to the ground, and then your straight up black ice that will quickly send your flipping over onto your ass. Know what kind of snow you're stepping into, as some will give your a sure-footed step, and others will send you tumbling to your doom.\nView this post on Instagram From 1C (34 F) in New York to -7 C (20 F) in Montreal with full snow, it is amazing how things change after a 1h15 flight 😆 Bienvenue chez nous 🥶 😁 #espacetricot #montrealwinter #timeforavacationdownsouth A post shared by Espace Tricot (Melissa & Lisa) (@espacetricot) on Feb 2, 2019 at 2:19pm PST\nSlow and Steady Wins The Race\nSpeed is not your friend when you're walking around in an urban-icy deathtrap like today. Your normal walking pace is much too quick and haphazard for today's tundra-like conditions, so don't be fooled into thinking you can walk like a normal human being. Accept the fact your probably going to have to speed it down to grandma like speeds in order to keep upright on your feet. This is not a race people, no one wins when someone falls down on their ass on the ice.\nView this post on Instagram #Montreal #Canada #winter A post shared by Yagub Photography (@ayagub) on Feb 3, 2019 at 12:28pm PST\nWear Some Proper Shoes\nIf you think wearing a pair of flats, heels or anything but an extreme grip sole is going to get you to work this morning, think again. Since the side walks have yet to be properly salted yet, be sure to sport a heavy duty boot that's going to grasp onto that ice without an end.\nView this post on Instagram ❤ #gm #gmphotography #gmphoto #oldman #oldmanwalking #walkingstick #snow #forum #cofeeshop #greenet #snowflakes #snowymorning #januarymornings #passengers #people #peoplewalkingby #winterphotography #winter #grandpa #cutepic #footprints #footprintsinthesnow #photographylover #photography📷 #wednesday A post shared by Tanja Milutinovic (@tajco92) on Jan 30, 2019 at 12:10am PST\nCarry A Walking Stick\nSome might mistake you for Moses, but most will consider you wise. If you don't have a walking stick, use an umbrella. It's pointy end will poke holes right into the ice, marking its place on the side walk so that you go forth. Using a walking stick will also enable you to transfer your weight onto it, so that you can stay clear of falling right on your face.\nView this post on Instagram 🌨❄☃️ Excités comme des enfants avec toute cette belle neige, avec Julien nous avons fait ce matin un grand tour de la ville pendant cette belle tempête. On vous partage les clichés! Nous avons traversé le #plateaumontroyal , #vieuxmontreal #leportdemontréal #outremont et le #centrevilledemontreal Si vous avez des photos sympas, originales... de #montrealsouslaneige n'hésitez pas à mettre vos photos en lien en commentaires! Bonne fin de week end! 📷 Delphine #picoftheday #mtl #mtlmoment #mtlphotography #montrealview #montrealsnow #snowstorm2019 #tempetedeneige #expalife #expatmontreal #rmf #radiomontrealfrance #neigeàmontréal #mtlneige #mtligers #ilovemontreal #mtlblogger A post shared by RMF Radio Montreal France (@rmfradiomontrealfrance) on Jan 20, 2019 at 1:39pm PST\nPair Up\nIf you've got a friend or a neighbor that's heading in the same direction as you, grab their hand. A walking buddy will most probably save you from tumbling down the road. And if you do fall, at least you'll be able to drag your partner right down with you, now that makes two of you! Even if don't have a partner that will walk you to work, don't be so hesitant to pick up a stranger that's heading in the same direction as you, your morning travel might be more interesting than you've expected.\nView this post on Instagram This is a parking spot now, tabernaaac!! #montreal #montrealdriving #montrealdrivers #crazydriver #pulledakidoutthebackseat A post shared by Jen Sakato (@jensakato) on Mar 23, 2015 at 9:16am PDT\nGet In A Car\nOn days like these, when walking anywhere is like taking a highway to hell, getting into a four wheeler might save you from a lot of danger. Cars have winter tires, you don't. If you don't have a car, think about taking a taxi. These drivers are trained to take on these sort of roads. So get in a car, sit back, relax and get to your destination safely.\n@iamdollymillerembedded via\nStay Home\nIf all of the previous options don't satisfy your trip this morning, grab a blanket, a cup of tea and just stay in bed. Staying at home will rid you of all your fears when it comes to the likely chance that you'll end up sliding to work, instead of walking. Sit in front of your window and watch as people struggle their way up the side walk and you've got a live comedy show at your service!