Great for skiing. I went skiing in February in Park City, Utah. I wore this jacket over a down insulator, EB fleece, and base layer. I wasn't sure if this jacket would keep me warm but it performed beyond my expectations. The mountain temperature was in the teens and twenties with snow, gusty wind 20-30 mph, and this jacket kept me warm and dry. I was so impressed. I am 105 lbs, 5'1" and bought a medium petite instead of small because I know that I need to wear this over a fleece and down insulator. The color pimento is stunning on the slope or out on the town. Hood was totally functional. I used the small chest pocket for my Epic ski pass. My only recommendation to EB is to add contrast zipper color. Thank you EB for making petite sizes. Please consider designing ski pants for petite with more color..