I haven't seen a snowmobile thread for this year yet, so let me kick it off. Some of you poor sob's in the lower 48 might still be sweltering, but here in AK the the snow is falling in parts of the state, and moving down the mountains here in the Chugach. Let's help each other get hyped up with pictures, tall tales, and plans for this season. I've been preparing, and now I'm ready to go. All the maintenance is done on my sled from last season, a 2011 Arctic Cat M8 162, and pre ride checks have been done on my new to me 2015 Yamaha SR Viper MTX 163 turbo. The Cat got a new bearing and fluid in the diamond drive, and the Yammie got an air/fuel ratio gauge so I don't blow it up here near sea level with the high altitude tuned turbo kit. As a personal plug, I heartily urge everyone to wear a helmet even though snow is "soft", and if you ride in avalanche country, wear, carry and know how to use a beacon, probe, and shovel.