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Cross Country Ski Chart for Kids: How to determine the right size skis for your child.

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Cross Country Ski Chart for Kids: How to determine the right size skis for your child.

Cross Country Ski Chart for Kids


CHILD'S WEIGHT (lbs)

CLASSIC
SKI LENGTH (in)
SKI LENGTH (cm)
<35
35 - 39
90 - 100
35 - 45
39 - 43
100 - 110
45 - 55
43 - 47
110 - 120
55 - 65
47 - 51
120 - 130
65 - 77
51 - 55
130 - 140
77 - 88
55 - 59
140 - 150
88 - 100
59 - 63
150 - 160
100 - 110
63 - 67
160 - 170
110+
67+
170+
Note:
add 10-20 cm to a child's height to determine the approximate size for touring skis.
add 5-15 cm to their height to determine the approximate size for skate skis.

The correct ski length might be your child's height or it could be a bit taller. The determining factor for ski length is their weight. In sizing children's classic skis, your child must be able to compress a ski with one foot in order to grip the snow. Check this at the store with a camber tester or do the "paper test" at home.

Have your child stand on the skis (clean skis, smooth floor), and see how easily a piece of paper slides underneath the bases. The paper should "stick" as your child puts their weight on each ski simulating the skating action when the full length of the ski needs to be against the snow for a brief moment. This test will give you an idea of the traction the skis will actually get on snow.



Children often outgrow their ski equipment from season to season. SENDY.io makes it easy to buy and sell gear at reasonable prices so you can get your kids out on the snow each winter no matter How fast they grow!

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