Right there with ya. Blake is almost 21 months and a total outdoor kid. No backpack last year, but we did spend plenty of time in the sled being pulled around the neighborhood, tow and at spring gulch.
A few years ago, I saw some plastic ski's with surgical tubing straps as bindings. I've got my boys that do the ski swaps all over CO looking for a pair of 6/7 boots and the smallest ski's they can find.
They moved the magic carpet to the top of the the gondola at Snowmass to make it more of a PITA.
Claimer: Someone that makes a claim that they have been there and done that, can do anything you can do better than you. I hate "claimers"