Ski Length Calculator

What is the perfect length of alpine or cross-country skis? There is no universal answer to this question. Skier height is the most important factor, however not the only one. To help you with choosing the right ski length we develop easy to use ski length calculator. You will find the minimum and maximum recommended length of skis and poles according to your height and type of skis you look for.

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Alpine Ski Length Calculator or Cross Country Ski Length Calculator

For more information about how the other factors (eg. type of terrain, your weight, etc.) impact your choice of skis go below or click here for Alpine Skis Additional Advice or here for Cross Country Skis Additional Advice.

ALPINE SKI LENGTH CALCULATOR

Additional advice for choosing the right alpine skis for you

The general rule says that you should pick alpine skis with a length between your chin and top of the head. However, the reality is much more complicated. Here is the list of other factors impacting your choice of right alpine skis.

Ability Level

If you are a beginner or intermediate skier, you should consider shorter alpine skis [check minimum recommended length for your height in our Alpine Skis Length Calculator].

Weight

If you are lower weight, you should consider shorter alpine skis [check minimum recommended length for your height in our Alpine Skis Length Calculator]. In contrary, if you are heavier weight, you should consider longer alpine skis [check maximum recommended length for your height in our Alpine Skis Length Calculator].

Skiing Style

Pick longer alpine skis if you want to ski fast and aggressively [check maximum recommended length for your height in our Alpine Skis Length Calculator].

If you enjoy making a lot of short turns, go for shorter alpine skis [check minimum recommended length for your height in our Alpine Skis Length Calculator].

Picking shorter alpine skis gives you better control and maneuverability on the slope. If you like speed, you should choose longer alpine skis.

Terrain

If you are not sure at what type of snow you will be skiing, choose All Mountain Skis.

With a lot of new powder snow on a slope, you need to stay afloat. Therefore, you should choose wider alpine skis.

CROSS COUNTRY SKI LENGTH CALCULATOR

Additional advice for choosing the right cross country skis for you

Cross Country Skis are longer and narrower than Alpine Skis. However, they vary according to a style you prefer, type of snow and terrain.

Skate or Classic

Cross-country skis for skate are shorter than skis for classic style [check our Cross Country Skis Length Calculator]. In contrary, poles for classic cross-country style are shorter than poles for skating.

Weight

Heavier weight skiers should prefer longer cross-country skis [check maximum recommended length for your height in our Cross Country Skis Length Calculator].

Lower weight skiers should pick shorter cross-country skis [check minimum recommended length for your height in our Cross Country Skis Length Calculator].

You will find more detailed information about different types of cross-country skis here in our comprehensive cross-country skis guide.

Snowboard

Want to try Snowboard? Go to our Snowboard Length Calculator.

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