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XC Classic Ski Length

Determine ski length, XC classic style
Classic cross country skiing is amazing training! But choosing the right ski length is important! Let us help you determine your correct ski length/ski size...

New to skiing? Decide whether you want to buy classic skis (in this page) or skate skis. Classic nordic skiing and skating are two quite different techniques, and you can not use the same equipment/skis for both of them.

How to Determine Classic Ski Length?

Body height is used to determine your correct ski length. Stand with your back against a wall and your feet together. Look staight forward. Place a book or a ruler on the top of your head and push it against the wall (make sure it is hoizontal). Measure distance from the floor and up to the book/ruler, etc.

Classic Ski Length Chart

This ski length chart is unisex.
Beginners: choose 5 cm shorter skis. Waxless skis: choose 5 cm shorter skis.
130 4'3'' 145/150
140 4'7'' 155/160
145 4'9'' 165
150 4'11'' 170/175
155 5'1'' 175
160 5'3'' 180
165 5'5'' 185
170 5'7'' 190
175 5'9'' 195/200
180 5'11'' 200
185 6'1'' 205
190 6'3'' 205/210
195 6'5'' 210
200 6'7'' 210/215

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Tips, Tricks or Questions about Ski Length?

Tips, tricks or questions about Classic Ski Length? Please post it below. Thanks!

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