It doesn't matter if you're skiing the resort or the backcountry, as long as the run is steep, Millet's Steep 30 XTD Backpack is happy. Its sleek design includes a snug fit that moves with you and won't disrupt your speedy skills. You can access the main compartment from the front or back, whatever's more convenient. The backpack carries freeride skis diagonally, powder skis on the sides, or a snowboard vertically. Millet insulated the hydration pocket so your water doesn't freeze, and the Rescue Pocket offers quick and easy access to your shovel and probe. The helmet holder is removable if you wear your brain bucket constantly, and the FPP ice axe holder has a protective sheathe for extra safely. There are additional pockets for goggles, energy gels and valuables.