After the things I've seen this season, and the record snowfall, I put my beacon in the top drawer of my dresser right next to the polypro. I put on the base layers first, then socks, then beacon, then pants, belt, shoes, hat and I'm out.
People look at me funny at the gas station, but once you've seen an avi fatality up close, you'll never be without a beacon again.
I was actually partially buried in an inbounds avi this season. Our main chair, chair 1, has been having problems all year, it's brand new btw (doppletec) anyway it went down early in the day and never reopened so we started hiking from chair 4 to get to the upper mountain. At about 3:30 in the afternoon we made it through Fault 1 to Elkweed and into Haskill Slide, which is a fairly steep run if you've skied it, and it had been absoultely nuking all day long. Because of the closure nobody had skied it for 24 hours and the snow had piled up close to 20" deep on top of scraped off snow from the day before. I dropped into the gut of the main chute that is far skiers right, had the run of my life and my buddy followed. I got to the bottom and was just slowing up to pick my way through the tight glades at the exit when I got hit from behind by my friend's sluff, only it wasn't just sluff it was a real avalanche that picked me up and slammed me into a stand of trees, luckily I was only scratched up and buried to my chest, but for a minute there I thought I was a goner, snow was flying over my head. I was completely helpless at this point and my friend above me is freaking out because he thought he just slammed me into the trees and buried me as he could see all this going on below him but couldn't see me after I got swept into the gladed area. Needles to say this scared the crap out of both of us. So, you're not a pussy for wearing a beacon inbounds, you never know what can happen.