If you ski in dry conditions, yes the softshells work great. I made the switch last year because too often after a great run with my old GoreTex hard shell I am overheated and drenched. And I am doing more b/c skiing now and in that environment the hard shells are murder--way way too hot and sweaty
If you ski in VT or in the PNW you will need to have a hard shell handy in your pack (if you are hiking) , if not on you.
Last year I looked into the softshells and concluded Cloudveil was the way to go. I bought the Cascade b/c it was the heaviest of the bunch and I was a little concerned about freezing my btt off on the chairlift. It is great and probably still too warm for hiking in Spring. Am going to get a light soft shell for bc skiing this Spring.
PS, like most everything else, you can find the Cloudveil softies on sale.