hooray for merino
3/4 length is definitely the way to go for skiing. I was always just pulling up pants legs and the bunch would sit somewhere between the knee and the boot top. Great length. I like that Stoic put a wide waist band on these. For some reason a lot of companies put thinner waist bands on women's long underwear than they do on their men's long underwear. The wool is super soft and stretchy. I am planning on buying another pair soon.