This is particularly important when flying a ridge lift site like SPOTM.
If you are way too slow and/or turbulence has bumped you towards the hill, you should use Bill Heaner's three step method:
1. Look in the direction you want to go.
2. Pull in significantly.
3. Use full-scale roll input to turn away from the hill.
In a panic situation you should do all three at the same time quickly. This is something to practice and always be ready for while scratching on a ridge. Fly as if you are "spring-loaded" and ready to "snap" away from the ridge. The closer to the ridge, the more intense your readiness.