I know it sounds kind of silly, but will...
I know it sounds kind of silly, but will this pack work for day trips? How about hiking in bounds at ski resorts?
It will work for day hikes but it is awfully big and heavy for that purpose. IMO you would need to purchase a smaller pack for your day hikes and use this for your multi-day ski adventures.
tomasz -- i would recommend the north face Patrol 24 pack for single day adventures in the backcountry, the Patrol 34 for an one night overnight, and in bounds skiing i love the Chugach 16. Best in bounds/ sidecountry pack ever.