I just bough this pack and tested it out in about a foot of Sierra Powder. The pack fits great thanks to the various strap adjustments and was very comfortable on my shoulders. This pack works great for a day at the resort, the avalung stays hidden and safe in your shoulder strap and the pack is not so bulky that you are falling off the lift (even with three jackets inside). In the backcountry is where this pack really shines though. When you are hiking the pack distributes the weight of the skis very nicely and can hold some pretty wide skis (121 at the binding). When skiing the pack does not hamper you at all even on some pretty steep descents.