This is a very well built backpack. Its well thought out and designed. It is a large pack best suited for backcountry use. It is big enough to carry extra clothing, food, and survival gear. If you head deep into the wilderness to ski or snowboard and the possibility of an unplanned overnight exists, or you are the type that likes to be prepared for the worst then this is the backpack for you.
If you want a pack to carry your lunch at the resort this is way too much.