Hi folks - I'm looking for solid women's jacket for my sister for mostly inbounds skiing. She mostly skis blues and greens - no backcountry, no trees, no hiking (except when we make a wrong turn ). Needs to handle some light snow but if it starts down pouring, we'll probably be inside.
Are insulated jackets the way to go for this? I'd want something breathable and windproof (she hates freezing on lifts), a nice fit (why do so many insulated jackets make you look like a michelin man?) and something she only need to wear a single baselayer (underarmor cold gear) underneath. We mostly ski tahoe, so temperatures are generally pretty mild - in the 15-30F range.
thoughts or recommendations on specific jackets? Would she be better off with a goretex shell (found a Burton AK Altitude for $150) and a nice mid-layer to go with her underarmor? She's not the type to own multiple versions of each so the prospect of matching for the temperature isn't as appealing.
Thanks so much for your help!