The ski season in the Eastern U.S. was horrifically bad this year. I haven’t seen so many days in the 70-degree range in March for some years.
I’ve warmed up to skiing packed granular conditions for years since there isn’t much choice for east coast skiing. This year was no different. Osprey Packs’ line of Karve packs are designed for a full day of front mountain skiing (and riding) with sidecountry mixed in. The pack accompanied me for plenty of granular runs.
I took out the Osprey Packs Karve 16 for a few days of resort skiing. The conditions were mostly soft and wet in late February and early March but still fun.