Plan B: Shovel It Out
1. Always carry a folding shovel. Get as much snow away from around and under your machine as you can. But don't go too crazy and work up a big sweat unless you are at camp and can get a fire going or feel like changing your cloths.
2. The area you will really need to focus on is under the front of your machine--everywhere from the front of the track forward. If you're stuck in a drift faced up-hill you may have a lot of snow to move.
3. If you're stuck really bad, you might have to dig yourself right down to the ground and dig a driveway out in front of your machine. It can take a while but it will work.
Plan C: Pull It Out**
1. Still not out yet? There's more you can do besides waiting for the spring melt. Using a 30-foot length of rope, tie one end to each suspension bar between the ski and the engine. Tie the middle of the rope off to a hitch on another unstuck machine, put your machine in neutral or take off the belt and pull it out with the free machine. Sometimes moving the stuck machine just a foot or two forward will give it enough traction to drive it out. (If you know you will be traveling in areas with constant deep powder where getting stuck is a real threat, it would be a good idea to get a rear mounted winch on your machine.)
2. Now that you're out, ride like the wind into the summoning distance, and try not to get stuck again. If you do, at least you'll be able to get yourself out faster next time.