Quick post-superbowl post. Tara and I went on a walk today in the great Canadian winter. It was -15°C out and the wind was howling and snow was blowing, bringing the temp down to -23. I was in my new jacket and snowpants with longjohns and a Kombi base layer on top. I also had on a balaclava, a toque, and ski gloves. We were out for 30 minutes and before that I spent 30 minutes shoveling snow.
Verdict? Success! I was toasty warm after shoveling and I didn't get a chill after slowing down to a walk. I wasn't too bulky or uncomfortable. I am confident that the rockies won't be too cold for me.
I love the winter.