A critical accessory for mountain adventures, ski and snowboard backpacks allow you to comfortably carry safety gear, extra layers and accessories for a more comfortable ski day. Ski packs are specially designed with straps to hold your skis in a stable position while hiking. Snowboard packs are designed with a similar carrying system, and both ski and snowboard packs typically include multiple compartments for storing a shovel, avalanche probe, helmet and goggles. Most ski backpacks are hydration-system compatible, and many packs include padded back panels and suspension systems for carrying comfort. Check out brands like Vaude, The North Face, High Sierra and Gregory Packs for a ski and snowboard backpack to fit your specific needs.