Not only can my backpack run heavy at times (which obviously shifts my balance point, etc.) it seems to move up and down quite a bit. I noticed this and thought to myself that it's got to be affecting my skiing in a negative way. It's seriously making me rethink using the "big" backpack at all anymore.
It wasn't until I moved to Colorado that I even used a backpack when skiing. With the mountains being so much larger out West I felt like I always wanted to be prepared no matter what I encountered on the mountain no matter where I was - weather changes, etc.
Do some of you forgo any kind of backpack for just this reason?
I think I'm going to weigh my fully loaded pack tonight to see just how much weight I'm dealing with.