While the Meta is no longer available, we do have a number of updated women's ski jacket recommendations.
The Arc'teryx Meta is the most versatile ski jacket we've tested, and it wins our Top Pick Award because you can take it anywhere from the mall to mountain-top. It is great for winter sports where the weather is cold but you are active and need highly advanced thermo-regulation (like skiing deep powder and ice climbing). The synthetic insulation and Gore-Tex Pro shell allow your body to breathe and continue to keep you warm when you're working hard. It also has great ventilation through its pit-zips. Arc'teryx added ski specific features to make this insulated shell a great pick for ripping up the slopes, including a powder skirt, goggle pocket, and Recco Avalanche Rescue Technology.