I'm shopping for a second pair of pants for downhill resort skiing when it's warm enough for some (but not me) to get away with shorts or blue jeans. What do other skiers wear?
I have a pair of waterproof, windproof, insulated pants. They're great for mid-winter conditions, but they're warmer than I need for spring skiing, and they're too warm to wear indoors or in the car for more than just a few minutes. Plus they're baggy and ugly.
I'm thinking of pants designed for cross-country skiing or running, along the lines of SportHill's Terrain II or Day Pass Pants. Windproof, breathable and moisture wicking. Cut just full enough to wear thick, thin or no base layer underneath for cool to mild weather, but not baggy or thick, so I could wear a pair of full side zip shell pants over them for the first couple lift rides in the morning and to keep handy (backpack, locker or in the car) and put them on when the weather turns cold.