I love these pants. I have skiied approximately 20 days on them so far this season, and they still provide bomber waterproof protection for here in the northwest! I have skied in anything from 45 degree slushy days to a blizzard just nuking snow and lower, rain and have been perfectly dry in these. if you start to get too hot, open up the sides a bit and dump your excess heat. Something that would have been nice for these pants would have been some belt loops, but i guess they figures suspenders were enough. it you just be nice to be able to hold the waist together while you unzip the sides.
Just a note on fit: They are a "technical" fit. They are pretty tight throughout the pant but they stretch/ move around nicely and dont get in the way of doing anything . The inseam is also quite high for me. I 6'2" 220 lbs and i like the fit of the large. Still gets 5 starts from me!