I board in virginia. These gloves are fine on days when the weather is above freeing. They have some great features, and look cool. On the days that it gets into the 20's and below they don't retain much heat. I recently went up to the sloaps and it got to about 15 degrees and i got frostbite 4 times. You can put a handwarmer in them and your palms are fine, but there is nothing like boarding for two hours and having to ditch your friends to go to the cabin to let your hands defrost. For the price they should be much better. I had som spyders before and they were awsome. First pair of Burton gloves and now they are going to be the last.