Ski Sizing

The following ski sizing guide is necessary to help you get the right skis. You can use the following information as a guide to help you in choosing skis.

Suggested Ski Lengths for People 4’4” to 5’

If the height is 4’4" / 132 cm, the recommended ski lengths are 115-130 cm. If the individual’s height is 4’6" / 137 cm, the skis should be 125-140 cm long. Those who stand 4’8"    / 142 cm should get skis measuring 130-145 cm long.

For those who stand 4’10” / 147 cm, 135-150 cm skis will be sufficient. If the individual is 5′ / 152 cm the skis should be 135-155 cm. If your height is 5′ / 152 cm, this ski sizing guide recommends skis 135-155 cm long.

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. On the other hand, 5’10" / 178 cm tall people should get 165-185 cm skis. If you are 6′ / 183 cm tall, the skis need to be 170-190 cm long.

This ski sizing guide recommends 175-195 cm skis for those who are 6’2 / 188 cm. Those who are 6’4" / 193 cm tall can go for 180-200 cm skis.

Skis for Recreational Use

Here is another ski length measurement guide for those who ski for leisure than sport. For those who stand 3’9”-3’10”, the ski should be 105-110 cm; for those 3’11”-4′, the ideal length is 110-115 and for those 4’1”-4’2”, the skis can be 115-120 cm.

For those 4’5”-4’6”, the skis can be 125-130 cm. If you stand 4’9”-4’11”, you can go for skis 135-140 cm long. If you are 5′-5’1”, the suggested ski length is 140-145. A ski length of 145-150 cm is suggested for those 5’2”-5’3”’ tall.

For people 5’4”-5’5”, the ski sizing length is 150-155. For people who stand 5’6”-5’7”, the skis can be 155-160 cm; for individuals 5’8”-‘5’9”, the skis should be 160-165 and for those 5’10”-6’, the ski length range is 165-170 cm.

For those who stand 6’1”-6’2”, the skis can be 170-175 cm long. 175-185 long skis are recommended for those 6’3”-6’4”. If you are 6’6”+, the skis should be 185+ cm.


One inch is equal to 2.54 cm. New skiers should allow the skis to reach up their chin to make maneuvering easier. If you have some experience, you should go for a ski that hits the nose. This helps you maneuver and at the same time provide speed.

For those with intermediate experience, a ski that reaches up to the forehead is recommended. This is especially ideal for skiing downhill.

While a ski sizing guide is useful, you also have to consider your comfort level. You can ask the people at the store for recommendations if you prefer.

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