Not only beginners but also expert skiers wonder about the optimal / best size for their skis, which is based on a number of factors:

The general rule is to pick a ski length that is somewhere between your chin and the top of your head. Advanced and expert skiers may choose skis that are slightly longer than head height.

SKI SIZING CHART

SKIER HEIGHT IN FEET & INCHES SKIER HEIGHT IN CENTIMETERS (CM) SUGGESTED SKI LENGTHS (CM) SHOP SKIS BY LENGTH (CM)
4’4″ 132< 115-130 130-139
4’6″ 137 125-140
4’8″ 142 130-145 140-149
4’10” 147 135-150
5′ 152 135-155 150-159
5’2″ 158 145-165
5’4″ 163 150-170 160-169
5’6″ 168 155-175
5’8″ 173 160-180 170-179
5’10” 178 165-185
6′ 183 170-190 180-189
6’2″ 188 175-195
6’4″ 193 180-200 >190
At SwissCorps, we assume intermediate to expert levels, and the desire to achieve excellence in skiing. Assuming an average height range of 5.10 +/1 4 inches (175-185 cm), and there requirement to use a single ski for all terrains, we recommend 180 cm as the ideal ski length.
Annual hot waxing (and resurfacing if needed) is indispensable. Twice a season is recommanded.

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