This jacket was just tested in the Swiss Alps...it is not as advertised. It is an attractive and functional jacket but doesn't block the wind as they claim and isn't as warm either. The jacket runs small for a medium...was disappointed with the fit as they advertise a medium works for a 5'5 frame...I'm of an athletic build...it was tight in the shoulders. Am going to sell this jacket on Ebay and buy a larger one in this color and size...the sales personnel at Backcountry told me it would fit but didn't mention how snug. It fits well without a camera or cell phone in the pocket but honestly...would you ski without something like a camera in the pocket? Marmot products are great and guaranteed for life but wouldn't buy this solely for skiing if I were you...light hiking maybe or make sure you buy a size larger than you normally wear.