The breathable fabric would be great for snowshoeing, but if you don't have long legs, the 32.5 inch inseam might make the extra material at your feet in the way. They are baggy through the lower leg. If you can wear that length without the bunching at the ankle, you'd be golden! They are super waterproof and don't make you sweaty. There's plenty of room for layers underneath. Even extra room in the seat for a pair of fleece pants or something and most pants don't have enough extra room for my seat!