If you have landed here, chances are you have a little grommet that is ready to hit the hill. To help ensure that your kid has the best day cruising groomers or hitting bumps, it is essential that you dial in the right size skis.
When selecting the correct size skis for kids you need to take into consideration their height and weight. In addition you need to take into account the skill level of the rider and size up or down accordingly. A good rule of thumb is that youth snowboards should come up somewhere between the child's chest and nose. Below is a good starting point for a Kids' Ski Size Chart.
Find the Correct Size Skis For Kids:
- Measure your child's height and weight.
- Locate that height on the kids' ski size chart below.
- Line up their height with the corresponding ski length to get the correct ski size range.
Kids Ski Size Chart:
What if My Child's Height is Between Those Listed on the Size Chart?
If your child is between two of the heights listed, find their weight on the chart. If they are light for their height, size their snowboard close to the shorter height, and if they are heavy for their height, go with something of taller height.
3 Reasons to size kids' snowboards shorter, closer to the chest:
- They are a beginner or cautious skier.
- Their weight is lighter than average for their height.
- They don’t ski fast but like to make short, quick turns.
3 Reasons to size kids' skis longer, closer to the nose:
- They are skiing fast and aggressively.
- They weigh more than average for their height.
- You want to purchase a ski with room to grow. Children grow fast and there are boots and outerwear designed to accommodate this, however, we do not recommend sizing their skis much bigger than the recommended range.