I will agree that if I'm staying around the lift where I parked, there is no point to bring it, but when your on the other side of the hill and it takes 5-6 lifts to get back where you are, it's nice to pound a few beers and rip a few bowls in the trees.
Ususally we park beside the park and just stay around the same lift and blaze/drink in the car and leave the backpack at home.
2013/14 Days out:12
Kicking Horse: 3
St. Sauveur: 2