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Ski Pole Sizing Chart

The chart below only works for people of average height and arm length. To make sure you ski pole length is correct, turn your ski pole UPSIDE DOWN and grab your pole under the basket or on the grip side of the basket. Your lower arm should be parallel to the floor. Pole length can vary for people the same height because of different arm lengths.

Novice to intermediate skiers - If you are between sizes, go longer. A longer pole will help keep your body in better balance and allow you to put your weight on the proper ski easier.

Advanced skiers, expert skiers and racers - If between sizes, you may go shorter. This is due to the aggressive stance which is normally lower than intermediates.

When in doubt, always go longer. Many poles can be cut down in length by removing the grip and cutting the shaft. Poles can not be made longer.

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SKIERS
HEIGHT
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INCHES
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centimeters
CROSS COUNTRY
classic pole
in centimeters
CROSS COUNTRY
skating pole
in centimeters
3’ 2” not
recommended
not
recommended
80 cm 90 cm
3’ 3” - 3’ 4” 32” 80 cm 80 cm 90 cm
3’ 5” - 3’ 7” 34” 85 cm 85 cm 95 cm
3’ 8” - 3’ 9” 34” - 36” 85 - 90 cm 85 - 90 cm 95 - 100 cm
3’ 10” - 3’ 11” 36” 90 cm 90 cm 100 cm
4’ - 4’ 1” 36” - 38” 90 - 95 cm 95 cm 105 cm
4’ 2” - 4’ 3” 38” 95 cm 100 cm 110 cm
4’ 4” - 4’ 5” 38” - 40” 90 - 95 cm 100 - 105 cm 110 - 115 cm
4’ 6” - 4’ 8” 40” 100 cm 105 - 110 cm 115 - 120 cm
4’ 8” - 4’ 9” 40” 100 cm 115 cm 125 cm
4’ 10” - 4’ 11” 40” - 42” 100 - 105 cm 120 cm 130 cm
5’ 42” - 44” 105 - 110 cm 125 cm 135 cm
5’ 1” 44” 110 cm 125 cm 135 cm
5’ 2” 44” 110 cm 130 cm 140 cm
5’ 3” 44” - 46” 110 - 115 cm 130 cm 140 cm
5’ 4” 46” 115 cm 135 cm 145 cm
5’ 5” 46” 115 cm 135 cm 145 cm
5’ 6” 46” - 48” 115 - 120 cm 140 cm 150 cm
5’ 7” 48” 120 cm 140 cm 150 cm
5’ 8” 48” 120 cm 145 cm 155 cm
5’ 9” 48” - 50” 120 - 125 cm 145 cm 155 cm
5’ 10” 48” - 50” 120 - 125 cm 150 cm 160 cm
5’ 11” 50” 125 cm 150 cm 160 cm
6’ 50” 125 cm 155 cm 165 cm
6’ 1” 52” 125 - 130 cm 155 cm 165 cm
6’ 2” 52” 130 cm 160 cm 170 cm
6’ 3” 52” 130 - 135 cm 160 cm 170 cm
6’ 4” 54” 135 cm 165 cm 175 cm
6’ 5” 54” 135 cm 165 cm 175 cm

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For CROSS COUNTRY Ski Pole Sizing

Extend one arm out to your side making it parallel to the floor. Check your ski pole length by putting your pole UNDER your arm pit. Your pole should fit under your arm comfortably.

Less aggressive skiers - If you are between sizes, go shorter.

More aggressive skiers - If you are between sizes, go up a size.

More aggressive skiers usually raise their arms higher. A longer pole can help. Less aggressive skiers sometimes don't raise their arms as high.

When in doubt, go longer. Poles can be cut down in length by removing the grip and cutting the shaft. Poles can not be made longer.

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