Picked up a new pair of these, just before a trip out West, to Fernie, and with heavy wet snow, ice covered chairs at times, I was dry all day.
I tour with these too, and really like the full length side zips for skinning up. Just pull the zip down a bit from the waist for better ventilation. I pair these with a Beta AR Arc'teryx jacket for the perfect combo. Bib design keeps snow from sifting up inside this shorter cut jacket.
These are my second pair, as the water protection diminished over time with first ones, need to restore the DWR..
Wear like iron, and I tele in them, hitting small trees, etc. There is room inside for BD kneepads too. Side pockets might be nice, but then stuff in pockets, would bulge out and flop around while skiing. So I wear my beacon in the chest harness.
As far as carrying a camera, sunglasses, or small cliff bar, I carry those in my hood. Cinch up the side elastic cords, and stuff carries safe in my hood all day; more accessible there.