Ski length is determined by several factors, including height, weight, ability level, and snow conditions. Below are basic guidelines for selecting ski length based on the height of the skier.
|Skier Height in Feet and Inches||Recommended Length in cm (Beginner to Intermediate)||Recommended Length in cm (Advanced to Expert)|
Waist width is how wide skis are underfoot - directly under the binding at their narrowest point.
|Snow Conditions||Waist Width||Skier Type|
|Hard Snow||84mm and Narrower||For skiers who primarily ski groomed trails and rarely ski ungroomed trails.|
|Mixed Snow East||80-94mm||For skiers who ski a mix of groomed/ungroomed trails in moderate snowfall regions. Often for East Coast skiers.|
|Mixed Snow West||88-102mm||For skiers who ski a mix of groomed/ungroomed trails in high snowfall regions. Often for Western skiers.|
|Soft Snow||100-112mm||For skiers who primarily ski ungroomed trails in high snowfall regions.|
|Powder||112mm and Wider||For skiers who want a dedicated ski for soft snow and powder days.|
Head is synonymous with winning big races. Skiers like Bode Miller and Lindsy Vonn have helped raise awareness for one of the major US-born ski manufacturers by raising their skis on podiums the world over, but Head makes more than just great race skis. The Head Flight Series is a great choice for anyone looking for a tool to tackle big mountains, the Rev series is great for the all-mountain resort skier, skis like the Framewall and the Caddy are great for the park and pipe riders out there, and the Supershape series is the ski of choice for the beer league recreational racers out there.
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