It's a good all-around backpack. I haven't hiked with skis but the diagonal carry looks pretty good. For humping your snowboard, I think the vertical carry is kind of lacking. It doesn't stay very secure so your board bounces all around and hits you in the back of the legs.
If you plan on doing serious backcountry, I wouldn't recommend it, but if you want a good backpack that will carry your extra softgoods, camera, goggles, etc., and has a built-in hydration system, this is a great pack.