Ahh exactly what I'm trying to get at when I say I don't want being the "filmer" to effect my skiing opportunities.
I don't want to ski a pillow line with a huge backpack on, nor do I want to tour up with a pack full of heavy camera gear. We all split the load so that the work to carry the gear around is distributed (somewhat) evenly.
That way I can still keep a first aid kit, beacon/probe/shovel, skins, extra layer, food, water, etc... in my own pack without having a jumbo pack to lug around when I wanna ski down.
Its a lot different for me filming urban, park, or if we're doing sled laps. Then I don't mind a bunch of gear cause I don't have to carry it up myself.