Bob shattuckwrote a review of Life-Link Granite Pack - 800cu in on January 5, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
What makes a great resort/lift pack for you? For me, my search has been all about a ski/LIFT specific pack with no frills, no extra straps or pockets--nothing to get snagged on a lift chair ( my big fear in life, yes :) . . . I just want something large enough to carry a pair of commute-shoes and lunch with room left over for shedding a layer.
The profile on the life-link Granite pack is about as thick as a sandwich, when filled up with shovel, probe, beacon, walkie-talkie, or just my shoes--making it ideal for riding a lift--you don't have to be leaning forward too much.
I was also really happy to figure out that I could just tuck away the two panel straps (you'll never catch me trying to strap a board on there. ) rather than cutting them off, as I was just about to do.
Lastly, with regard to room, there's still enough, once you have shovel/probe/beacon in there to stash a BCA link, snow saw, extra batteries and just enough for an emergency bivy-bag. Otherwise, if it never leaves the resort, plenty of room for that Apres Flask.