Christopher, you mention that this is for skiing, so you will be active most of the time I imagine. Let me mention what works for me; I have a box of inexpensive glove layers I have collected on sale/clearance, and I choose the lightest combo for the expected conditions. Only you know your physiology, but try combining layers such as this to arrive at the minimum requirement.. Here are the items which worked well for me..
In order of warmth IMO:
- Cabela's silk liners (white for sun protection on hot days)
- Silkweight merino liners (not durable, one or two days use unless covered)
- Knit polyester liners (durable and cheap)
- Fleece 100 (haven't found anything to beat it as a mid layer)
- REI wind shell gloves
- REI 'One' gloves
- MontBell 'DryTech' long-armed ski gloves in XL to fit over several layers
- SealSkinz (soaked up water like a sponge..returned to store)
Goretex lobster mits
There are quite a few combinations possible.. but I still have not found a goretex, uninsulated shell glove, after months of searching. Cabela's so-called 'uninsulated' gloves, for example, were actually 1/2" thick..
So if you find a waterproof shell, please add that into this thread?