Steps convert a slope from inaccessible to inviting. Wide steps that meander or zigzag up a steep slope are easier to climb than those that escalate rapidly. Test Garden Tip: Begin building at the base of your slope if you're not sure where to add your stairs. Try climbing the slope along several different paths until you find the most comfortable route.
For steep inclines, you may want to approach the climb gradually by angling the drive up the hill instead of climbing it directly. A longer curved driveway is easier to climb in wintry weather than trying to go straight up the hill. For long steep climbs, consider using a switchback method where the drive forms an "S" as it travel up the hill.