Icelantic Skis Size Chart
There is no magic formula for determining the perfect size ski for every skier. Factors such as height and weight provide an excellent starting point but there are other things to consider such as ski category, snow type, terrain and personal preference.
|Skier Height (in)
||Suggested Ski Length (cm)
Within your suggested ski size range there are several reasons to choose a shorter or longer ski. A shorter ski will be easier to turn but not as stable as a longer ski. A carving ski with a skinnier waist and a smaller turn radius can be skied at a shorter length then an all-mountain or freeride ski with a larger turn radius and fatter waist width, Rockered skis are easier to pivot between turns and can be skied slightly longer then comparable camber skis.
Reasons To Size Your Skis Shorter, Closer To Your Chin:
- You are a beginner or intermediate skier.
- You weigh less than average for your height.
- You like to make short, quick turns and seldom ski fast.
- You want a carving ski with only camber, no rocker.
Reasons To Size Your Skis Longer, Closer To The Top Of Your Head:
- You are skiing fast and aggressively
- You weigh more than average for your height
- You plan to do the majority of your skiing off the trail.
- You plan to ski a twin-tip ski.
- You want a ski that as a lot of rocker.