Don't judge me too harshly on this because I am from Ohio and have only ridden anywhere big once (Vail), but do you (snowolf) really carry all of that stuff when you're riding in an area where ski patrol and cats roam?
when I was at vail the farthest I could get away from all the people and still make it to a lift at the end of the run without a huge hike were places like this
but it seemed extremely safe and nonthreatening. Am I just extremely ignorant or are you riding in areas at resorts that are out of bounds?
edit: you can see the out of bounds rope in the photo above. I was in bounds in this pic and didn't go out because if I did I wouldn't have made it to the lift at the bottom