Hi there, I'm posting this thread because I am a new rider to Alaska and Big Snow Country including riding in the Mountains. I just bought a 2005 Arctic Cat M7 153" and I understand you can do a lot of riding in the back country off the trails. I grew up trail riding on the East coast "Maine" and don't know a lot about the fresh snow riding in the mountains. Been watching some videos on you tube and see a lot with guys up on slopes causing an avalanche. Just looking for some Do's and Dont's from some of the more experienced riders and hopefully help other readers stay safe. Any input or advice much appreciated!