I've used these pants now for a few ski trips. I've found that the legs, down by the boots, have been sliced up by the skis I presume. There are half a dozen little slices on the inside of each leg at the boot level.
I used a different pair of pants all last season with no little cuts in the legs.
The pants do have the powder skirt snaps that match the jacket, which is a nice addition as is the zippers in the crotch. In addition, they are warm and waterproof. In short, they are nice for the gentle user.