NYCJIM, your posts are ridiculous. You've never been cold skiing in the North East? I've skied for more than 50 years in New England and froze my ass many times. I am acclimated to winter and still go in the lodge when it's 10* and nasty. I'm not embarrassed to admit that. My feet get cold too.
You would think after 50 years you would have figured out that you're not dressed appropriately. That's the problem. I'm cold in New York City almost every day in winter. Because I usually have only a leather jacket on and almost never a hat, rarely gloves. I shiver in the city. Not on a mountain when I'm skiing.
Skiing? Thermal underwear, even if it's 30 F, ski pants, a T shirt, a hooded sweatshirt, a ski jacket, ski gloves, a face mask when really cold, thick hat. My clothes get wet from sweating if anything. Not shivering. If I took my hat off or did some runs with my face mask not on, I will feel the severity of the cold, I see people's red faces and make sure I put the mask on. It covers the lower half of my face. The goggles protect the upper. No cold.
I won't belabor the point. Yes, I'll agree that a beginner might get turned off in severe weather. But nobody should be cold if they're dressed for it. I once had a winter coat (not for skiing, just for winter) that LOOKED like a good winter coat. It absolutely sucked and I was cold every day I wore it. I got a better coat.
My feet have never been cold. I wear the thinnest possible sock, too. The liners are very good for warmth. If your feet are cold you probably need new boots. There's something wrong there.
Make the slightest adjustment to your clothing (i.e., add a face mask or get a thicker hat, or wear a hooded sweatshirt so no air gets in the top of your ski jacket) and you will be amazed how NOT cold you will be. If you're cold, it's in the clothing and the slightest problems with that. I'm not saying that to argue with you. I'm saying it for your consideration. Why go in the lodge just because it's 10 degrees? You paid for the lift ticket. Ski in comfort and warmth. 10 degrees is not the problem. Improper clothing is.
p.s. When I say "hooded sweatshirt," I don't mean wear the hood. But the hood on a hooded sweatshirt acts as a buffer. It keeps the cold air from getting in around your neck and the top of the ski jacket. These little adjustments to your clothing will keep you WARM in ANY weather. In fact, after a few runs you may want to ditch the sweatshirt.