I found biggest issue was not avalanche control but cliffs, chutes and other double black stuff in the middle of a blue run. Yes there was signage (small) and it was marked on the trail map but areas that would have been roped off and closed in North America or marked with a skull and crossbones are simply noted with a regular trail sign saying something like "Caution - Cliff Ahead". Just use your head and recognize that it's a different paradigm. Not better or worse - just different.
Yep, all the time. Cruisin on a blue piste, jump a couple tens or hundreds vertical feet off the piste and you can be staring at chutes, couloirs, or cliffs of death.