Dittos for going with experienced people. Avi training helps and can teach you about safety gear. Pay attention to the Colorado Avalance Information Center's (CAIC) daily updates:
Grizzly on North Maroon, Mt. Boy were two personal faves, Sopris, too, and very scenic. Like kayaking, always have a Plan B & C if not more. Consider filing a flight plan with a trusty someone. Think about carrying a PLB. Have good insurance, rescues can get spendy. Andy h
nailed it: just 'cuz there are tracks doesn't = safe. Sometimes going after #1 can be more hazardous.
When you get down, thank the snow sprites for safety AND enough snow.
While not in CO, I got lucky in one near Alta UT., on what was supposed to be a stable day and you don't
want to get caught, especially in longthongs!