I'm a beginning skier and I bought this shirt to be my underlayer. It is PERFECT. On bluebird days, all I need is this shirt and my shell and I am perfectly warm. The shirt is very soft for a synthetic shirt. The cut is nice and comfortable -- not tight or clingy. And it's fashionable enough to wear off the mountain as well as on! I checked the size chart on the Dakine website before purchasing, and I would recommend doing that just to confirm your sizing. Overall, this shirt is fantastic!