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.|
Rossignol has been a major player in the ski world for over 100 years. Their newer skis have made a huge impact on the snowsports industry in the past few seasons. The incredibly popular and well-received freeride skis in the 7 series (Soul 7, Sin 7, Super 7, Squad 7, Star 7, Savory 7, Saffron 7, Sassy 7) are seen worldwide, as are their all-mountain rippers in the Experience and Temptation series. Rossignol has their game dialed in, and they make a ski that is perfect for any occasion. Fun facts: Rossignol means Nightingale in French, and Rossignol was founded in 1907 by Abel Rossignol, who carved his first pair of skis from a solid block of wood.
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