I ski quite a bit with a backpack, also in chairs. If all I have is the avalance probe and a shovel its usually no problem keeping the pack on. When I carry more I usually free my arms from the shoulder straps (keeping the waist strap on) and spin the pack 180degrees to keep it on my lap.@Ogg- no way i'd carry glass. just thinking of cans and i'm insane, so i thought immediately of protecting them from a puncture and a hell of a mess. @David- I will be riding chairs as well, so I'm very curious to see how annoying a pack is. I see many leaving them on and hope to be able to do the same. Have the pata 20L and the mystery ranch 16L d route on order for testing.
snow on the way for mammoth and i'll be doing a 2-3 week trip from socal up to spend a week in big sky with skiing both ways, so i guess we'll have plenty of time to figure it all out in the coming month or so.
the other day i forgot to pack lunch and ended up paying $15 for a handful of really sad looking chicken tenders (they were more like nuggets) at Heavenly
I was too hungry to be upset but I won't be making that mistake again