Ski Sizing Guide: Mighty Mites

14 May 2014 6:32 PM | John Ellis (Administrator)

Recommended Ski Sizes by Age Class

Note for ALL ages:

Ski size preferences are very personal, and are only part of the racer’s setup. Therefore, this is ONLY a guide, NOT hard and fast rules- with the exception of the strict FIS equipment rules. Work with your coaches to help you decide on best ski sizes for your racers.

U-8/10: Skier age 6-9

The youngest racers need a tuned and waxed front side/all mountain ski/junior race (waist width 65-75mm) in good shape as their primary skis, NOT Twin Tip fat skis. Rockered fat skis discourage carving and are only useful on powder days.

Skier Height

Eyebrow

All-Mountain Ski Length

4’       (122 cm)

3’ 9”   (115 cm)

120 CM

4’ 2”  (126 cm)

3’ 11” (120 cm)

120 CM

4’ 4”  (132 cm)

4’ 1”    (125 cm)

125 CM

4’6”   (137 cm)

4’3”     (130 cm)

130 CM

4’ 8”  (142 cm)

4’5”     (135 cm)

135 CM

4’10” (147 cm)

4’7”     (140 cm)

140 CM

5’       (152 cm)

4’9”    (145 cm)

145 CM

Kids who are very slight can use 5 cm shorter, stocky and/or super aggressive, 5cm longer.

U-12: Skier age 10-11

Skiers in this age group are predominantly Pre Growth Spurt, but are getting much more technically advanced. Slalom and GS skis are recommended, SG skis are nice if you can find them but get very little use. Junior GS skis in a longer length are easier to find and can be used instead. Twin Tips are fun for Powder days. Slalom and GS rule of thumb: Slalom skis: chin to nose height. GS Skis: just past top of head.

Skier Height

Slalom

GS

SG

Twin Tips

4’6”

130 cm

140 cm

155 cm (GS ok)

135 cm

4’8”

135 cm

145 cm

160 cm (GS ok) 

140 cm

4’10”

140 cm

155 cm

165 cm (GS ok)

145 cm

5’

145cm

160 cm

170 cm (GS ok)

150 cm

5’2”

150 cm

165 cm

175 tweener GS

155 cm

5’4”

155 cm  tweener

170 cm  tweener

180-185 SG

160 cm

5’6”

155 cm  tweener

175 cm  tweener

185-195 SG

165 cm

5’8”

155 cm  FIS

177+ cm adult

190-200 SG

170 cm

 


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