When protection from the elements is the main goal for the day, throw on the loose fit Men's Lofoten Gore Tex Pants from Norrona. These burly 3 layer pants feature Aramid lower leg reinforcements as well as fully taped seams for waterproof, breathable protection in any conditions. When you hit the deep stuff the internal boot gaiters help to keep snow outside where it belongs, especially when combined with the YKK water resistant zippers used throughout. A hook and loop tab waist adjustment lets you dial in the perfect fit and, along with the Zip seal system, means you can create a great seal against the biting cold and wind. When you hit the skintrack and things start to heat up, just open the outer thigh vents and let the cooling air regulate your temperatures. Plenty of zippered pockets for storage mean you never have to be without a frosty cold one on the chairlift again.