I was a little afraid that this pack doesn't hold enough as I traded in my Arc'teryx Miura 50 because it doesn't have ski/snowboard carry and a is a bit large for me even in "short". It surprised me that this pack held my Nikon D200 with two lenses and a 60m rope plus some odds and ends for the dogs on the hike. The ski poles and snowshoes get attached outside, as does the crampons. It's so comfortable that I hardly feel that it's there - just like all Arc'teryx packs.
So if you are small in frame or height, get this pack. You won't be disappointed! :)