We've been waiting all summer for this moment--opening day on our favorite mountain. And it's all the better that the skies are dumping snow faster than we can shred it, because we're well-armored against weather in the Girdwood Gore-Tex Insulated Jacket. Built with the reliable waterproof protection of Gore-Tex, this full-featured piece keeps even wet, heavy snow out, and we've quilted the interior with low-bulk insulation. Special ventilation at the front helps us balance things out if we're too toasty, though. Two center zips let us seal out stormy weather, or we can leave the ventilation visible to help cool us off on the cat track.