This tent is super-light and sturdy. I have used it on a carved out snow slope at 12,000 feet. It is really more of a 1.5 person tent. If you plan to sleep two, plan to leave the gear outside. As a one-person alpine assault tent, this tent will serve you well. The side door that fully opens is a huge plus. The only change I had to make in my normal snow camping set up is that snow gets on the poles before you put them in the tent. Not a big deal, just be aware that with the poles on the inside, it is a little different.