the walk out w/game is usually much tougher than the hike in empty.
Go to someplace where the mountain angles are at 45* or better.
Park low, hunt or shoot high. Once you get the then sliding down, snow or no snow, be sure and stay out of the way. A fill sized elk can be slid down the open pine hill sides but those flat spots and close together trees are a real bummer.
A first tho't is usually to build a fire and start eating and eat till spring;)
When you finally get the thing to camp, you're definitely T I R D tired!
Your body will be flat shot but the lips will still be grinnin'.