I really like the fit of this jacket....
I really like the fit of this jacket. Realizing that it is not as heavy-duty as Proshell or XCR, will this still be a suitable downhill skiing shell (with appropriate layers)?
You could pull it off. Especially if you are more or less on piste most of the time. The place where the heavy duty shells really shine is in the trees or on rock where there is a lot of abrasion and potential for damage. To reiterate, since it is paclite it will not have the same durability as some of the heavier shells but is totally doable as a skiing shell.