If you'll be riding snowmobiles ever then get a horizontal carry backpack. If you're not on a huge resort or in the backcountry don't go riding with a backpack, it's kinda gay
Lol @ the snowboarding fashion police.
If I am going to be outside all day, its nice being able to have a bag to store my spare goggles, lunch, fluids and a snack without cramming them in my pockets. Besides, the lift is the perfect place to sip on some powerade (hydration pack ftw) between runs.
Snowboard carry is an added bonus for hiking back to the condo.
I guess being 'core' includes paying $2 for a snicker bar and $3.50 for a soda at the lodge since you don't carry a pack at the resort?
Read on another forum: "If someone held a gun to my head and said, "You have to move to Salida tomorrow", I'd probably do it. If they told me I had to go to Breckenridge instead, I think I'd just let them pull the trigger."