If you're at Aspen Highlands, ride to the top of the Deep Temerity or Loge lift, and head toward the ski patrol shack. Go inside. Ask to buy one of their ski-carry straps, made specifically for bootpacking inbounds when you're not carrying a backpack. They cost $8 and the proceeds go directly to the ski patrol fund. You can also buy one of the straps turned into a belt for $10. We asked patroller Peter Woodward to show us how to use them. First, hold your skis up or set them down on the snow. Open the strap like so, setting one end of the loop above the toe piece of your binding and one below.