How to fit skis?

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Chandler Lee
How to fit skis?
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Alpine skiing is a sport where well-fitting equipment is a very important element. Whether the skis meet the individual needs of the skier can affect the results of his or her runs. In this text we will look at how to choose the best skis which will guarantee you a comfortable and safe ride.

Before you buy skis

A travel policy is an element that will help you avoid the financial consequences of certain situations. That’ s why before you pack your sports equipment and leave, make sure you buy insurance that will provide you with the necessary protection. Use online calculators and check how much you will pay for your policy. Go to:

How long should my skis be?

It depends on whether you are a beginner or an advanced skier. Women and men also have different skis. Here is a description of the most important things to bear in mind when selecting skis.


This group most often uses allround or allmountain skis. This type of equipment should be 20 – 15 cm shorter than the skier’s height. This is a huge difference for people who have learned so far that the longer the skis, the better. In this case, however, thanks to the strong waist it is possible to ski very comfortably on short skis.

Skis for men and women

As we all know, men and women have different physical aspects, which should be taken into account when choosing the right equipment. So it is accepted that skis for ladies should reach them to the chin (about 20 cm shorter than the height) and for men to the nose (about 15 cm shorter than the height).

Advanced skiers

In this case, the choice of skis should be slightly modified. If you are an advanced rider and know how to ski, add about 5 cm to each gender-related length. This will give you the best possible conditions for skiing.

Amateur and piste skiers

If you are just taking your first steps on the slopes and your level is lower than beginner, you should subtract about 5 cm from the ski lengths for each gender. This will make it easier for you to start skiing and you won’t be discouraged by constant falls.

What if I have doubts?

If you are not sure which skis to choose to get the most out of them, go to a sports store and ask the sales clerk for help. It will be best if you use the offer of specialized ski stores, because the staff of such outlets is usually the best informed. In a “chain store” you may end up with someone who will only recite catalogs.

Skiing trip should be preceded by preparation and taking care of safety and comfort of this popular sport. Don’t forget about the travel policy and proper selection of skis for your gender and abilities. Take this time to relax and enjoy the slopes.


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