How do you choose skis for adults?

The type of skis you choose will be based on the type of skiing you plan to do. Find your preferred ski length: As a general rule, choose a ski length that comes up to between your chin and the top of your head. Use our size chart for a more precise fit.

How long should 5 5 skis be?

Women’s Ski Size Chart

User Height (in) User Height (cm) Intermediate Length (cm)
5’0″ 152 145
5’2″ 158 151
5’4″ 163 156
5’6″ 168 161

What length skis for beginner?

Ski Size Chart

Skier Height in Feet and Inches Skier Height in Centimeters Beginner to Intermediate Length (cm)
5’0″ 152 139-145
5’2″ 157 145-152
5’4″ 162 147-153
5’6″ 167 153-160

What size men’s skis do I need?

There isn’t an exact formula for determining the right size but in general the proper ski length should be between your chin and the top of your head. For example, a skier that is 6′ tall will want to look for a skis between 170 – 190 cm.

Are powder skis worth it?

The width of both skis provides excellent flotation. The interesting thing is that with all this attention to powder performance, they ski quite nicely on softer snow that isn’t deep like the crud that develops on groomers on a powder day. They can even carve in soft snow, making for a wonderful all around experience.

What size skis for a 5’6 woman?

Ski Sizing Chart

Skier Height in feet & inches Skier Height in centimeters (cm) Suggested Ski Lengths (cm)
5′ 152 135-155
5’2″ 158 145-165
5’4″ 163 150-170
5’6″ 168 155-175

Are longer or shorter skis better for beginners?

As a rule of thumb, beginner-level skiers should ride a ski no longer than the top of their chests. Shorter and softer flexing skis are easier to control, making turning easier and gaining speed less intimidating. The length and waist width of your skis determines how much surface area your ski is touching on the snow.

What is the correct length of ski?

The simplest way to measure the correct ski length is to place the tail of the ski on the floor. The tip of the ski should be on roughly the same level as the tip of your nose. If you are less than 5 feet tall in your bare feet, choose skis between 135 and 145 centimeters long.

What size downhill skis do I Need?

140 pound skiers get a recommended 150 centimeter long pair of downhill skis. On the other hand, skiers that weigh 150 to 160 pounds should get skis that are 155 to 160 centimeters in length.

What size skis for 5’2?

Ski Length for 5’2 and Above. If you are 5’2″ / 158 cm the skis should be 145-165 cm long. For those who are 5’4″ / 163 cm, skis measuring 150-170 cm will be sufficient. If you are 5’6″ / 168 cm, the ski lengths are 155-175 cm. For those who stand 5’8″ / 173 cm, the skis have to be 160-180 cm long.

What size are skis?

Skis measuring 135-150 cm are for those 4’10″ / 147 cm tall. If you are 5′ / 152 cm, the ski should be 135-155 cm. People who are 5’2″ / 158 cm usually use 145-165 cm skis.