Really happy with this jacket. To say that I am a "novice skier" would probably be a very generous compliment from someone taking pity on me!!! I spent a heck of a lot of time sliding down the slopes in a tangle of skis & stocks but the good news, is that makes me well qualified to attest to how warm & waterproof this jacket was! Despite the amount of time I spent horizontal on the snow, I was never cold or wet. I wore a synthetic thermal & long-sleeve ice breaker top underneath in 4 degrees Celsius & at one point, unzipped the front to let some cool air in.
I am 5' 7", 135lb (173cm, 62kg) and ordered the deep purple in a small (the medium was sold out). It fit fine, though the medium would have been nice for the extra length but not essential.
The liner is warm, with a feminine cut and looked cute on its own with jeans après ski.
Plenty of pockets for credit card, goggles & my compact camera.
Only 3 things I would change - (1) the sleeve cuffs on the liner are quite tight, which keeps the wind out but means you can't get ski gloves under them - I wore my gloves over the liner but under the shell, which was a bit fiddly (2) when the liner is zipped into the shell, the powder skirt sits a bit weird and kinda pushed the jacket up, so I didn't bother with the powder skirt. (3) Jacket would have looked nicer if the light purple accents on the shell were white instead.
Despite those minor things, I am still really pleased with the purchase and would not hesitate to recommend this jacket to others.