Ski Sizing for Juniors and FIS

14 May 2014 6:30 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-14/ 1st year U-16: Skier age 12-14. In color for clarity.

Junior TECH and Speed skis: Maximum weight about 115 lb:  Radius (in parenthesis)

Skier Height

Slalom

GS

SG

DH  (SG skis OK)

4’10

145

160

170-175 (21 M+)

Same or longer

5’

150

165

175-180 (23 M+)

Same or longer

5’2”

150

170

180-185 (23 M+)

Same or longer

5’4”

150

175

185-190 (27 M+)

Same or longer

Note:  “Tweener” skis are adult construction skis with a junior plate, or visa-versa depending on brand.   Tweener TECH, Junior Speed skis: Maximum weight 130lbs. Radius (in parenthesis)

Skier Height

Slalom

GS

SG

DH  (SG skis OK)

5’2”

150

165

185 (27 M+)

Same or longer

5’4”

150

170

190 (27 M+)

Same or longer

5’6”

155

175

190 (27 M+)

Same or longer

5’8”

155

175

195 (27 M+)

Same or longer

FIS (adult, legal or once-legal) skis : Weight 125lbs. and above. Radius (in parenthesis)

Skier Height

Slalom

GS

SG

DH  (SG skis OK)

5’6”

155

175 (21 M+)

195 (27 M+)

Same or longer

5’8”

155 W/160 M

180 (23 M+)

200 (33 M+)

Same or longer

5’10” and above

155 W/165 M

183 (23 M+)

205 (33 M+)

Same or longer

 

U-16 2nd year: 

Bigger Skis to help the racer transition to FIS skis are highly recommended.  Kids are very adaptable at this age, and most are able to adjust to the new equipment quickly. It is best to start in the summer.

Women

Slalom

GS

SG

DH

120lbs or below

155 tweener

180+ (23 M+)

195 (33 M+)

200 (40 M+)

125lbs or above

155 FIS

183+ (23 M+)

200 (33 M+)

205 (40 M+)

Men

Slalom

GS

SG

DH

150 lbs. or below

155/160

182 + (27 M+)

200 (33 M+)

205 (40 M+)

160 lbs. or above

165

185 + (27 M+)

205 (33 M+)

210 (40 M+)

 

FIS Skiers- FIS 2014-2015 regulations: Smaller sizes= Entry Level FIS. Ski waist width is also critical. Skis made in 2012 or after are required due to changes in profile width.

Gender

Slalom

GS

SG

DH

Women

155+

183/188 (30 M+)

200/205 (40 M+)

205/210 (50 M+)

Men

165+

190/195 (35 M+)

205/210 (45 M+)

213/218 (50 M+)

 

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