Do you know how to find the right sized ski? Having the proper ski length will help you perform at the highest level and make you more comfortable on the slopes. It's pretty easy to find a ski size, simply watch this quick video or keep reading the description below.
The first step in finding your ski length is to estimate the length based on your weight. To do so, find your weight on the chart below then find the approximate ski length to begin with.
Next you'll want to adjust the ski length based on your skiing ability. If you are a beginner you will want to subtract from the above number and if you are an advanced skier you may want to go up a size. The reason for this is that beginner will want to have an easier time moving the skis to make turns while advanced skiers will enjoy a little more flotation when skiing powder and a little more stability when skiing fast.
Finally, you'll want to adjust the ski length based on the terrain you expect to be skiing. If you will be skiing mostly green and blue groomed runs, you'll be good to go with the size you have, no further adjustment is necessary. However, if you will be skiing moguls or out-of-bounds, you'll want to add a little more length to help you perform well on that terrain.
There you have it. Now you know the proper size ski length for you. For more help getting fitted for the ski season, visit our Ski boot fitting guide , alpine skiing guide and/or our sport goggle guide.
*Featured image by Abaconda Management Group. This image was modified.
Ski Length: How to Find Your Ski Size
By Andy Hawbaker
November 26, 2013
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