I'll start with this. I ride in the midwest and the snow is so much different, I would say close to ICE coast type stuff. Most of it is man made, meaning it ices up fast. Tons of people on small hills just packing this stuff down. Not enough grooming or snow.
My 1st adventure was very unpleasant. I am in great shape and just a bit smaller than SnowKanin 5'11" 185 there was no protection to save my tailbone and I paid for many weeks.
Many of the shorts do have to small of a pad. This is why I bought Skeletools and the Azzpadz, they had the best coverage to help disperse the impact zone. I looked at Red, uncomfortable and to small of a pad.
I even tried EVS motorcross impact shorts fail.
Just my input and I love both of them.