Headed out for a week in Utah. For a variety of reasons, I want/need to pack light, so I'm considering only bringing a softshell, and leaving the hardshell at home. The softshell is a heavyweight skiing one (Patagonia White Smoke), not a fall hiking one. It has a hood, powder skirt, etc. The hardshell I could bring would be an Arcteryx Sidewinder SV (full Goretex pro).
The only times I break out the hardshell is heavy rain, or extremely cold temps with high wind. I'm hoping I won't run into either. 90% of my skiing is done in the softshell.
Think I'm safe leaving the GoreTex at home?