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.|
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