Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie
I like skiing in bibs, because I like the overlap that keeps the snow and cold air off my back. I have had a really hard time getting a decent pair in the last few seasons. The Marmot bib I got as part of my uniform 2 seasons ago was great. One of the best I ever had.
In my extensive research efforts I've found plenty of bib options expecially if you have a normal inseam length. Rather than try to quote what I've seen verbatim (I'm tired of looking at all of the manufacturer's confusing websites), all of the "mountaineering focused" companies make hard-shell bibs such that finding a pair that fits should be much easier than my challenge (finding suspendered pants with a short inseam). Arcteryx alone must make a 1/2 dozen bib versions. Of course all of these cachet-brand bibs are generally are quite pricey (not that the Cloubveils you now own weren't). Marmot also makes one and it too is pricey ($400).
I also saw in the stores many no-name (I just didn't look at the manufacturer since I didn't want bibs), low-priced bibs that should fit the bill as "old man" pants if you're tired of paying the price for the cachet brands, but you may not want to give up the superior construction, waterproofing, etc.
If you indeed have a normal inseam and are willing to spend the big bucks I do believe you should have plenty of choices, unless I misunderstood your dilemma....