This jacket is a winner for alpine skiing in extreme conditions. I was initially concerned that the zipper didn't open from both the top and bottom, and there was no obvious place to attach a lift ticket, but those were minor inconveniences. The jacket provides a lot of warmth. The cords at the waist and bottom hem enable you to customize the fit, and the hood is a real plus. I don't wear a helmet, so it looks a bit geeky, but it's a luxury on the lift or in a squall. The insulation is toasty, and the fabric lining the collar is easy on the chin. I'd recommend this for under twenty degrees, but have worn it in warmer temps as well.
I really like this jacket. I'm wearing it primarily for alpine skiing in temps above twenty. It's light and warm. I like the tall collar, and the soft lining is easy on the chin. The drawstring at the bottom enables you to customize the fit somewhat. Quality construction and high-tech fabric make this a winner.
I'm really pleased with these pants for alpine skiing in extreme conditions, wind, and weather. I bought them one size larger than usual, so I can wear base layers of Capilene and fleece in bitter conditions, and tuck my top layers into the bibs before zipping up. It's nice to have a few extra inches in the waist for all that. The cuffs are great, and stay tight over my boot buckles, offering another line of defense against the cold and snow. The reinforced fabric keeps my butt, knees and legs dry. They're certainly more functional than fashionable, but they've passed every test so far.