Sizing Guide for Cross Country Skis

 

By Steve Kopitz

 

For properly sizing a set of cross country skis you will first need to figure out what type of cross country skier you're going to be. Please see our cross country skis buying guide for more information on determining your cross country skier type.

 

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There are 3 main cross country skier groups that we will cover the sizing for in this guide; traditional, skating and back country cross country skiing. These are all great fun in the snow but will require different sizing for each. Check out the general sizing guide below for all these styles of cross country skis.

 

  • Traditional (Classic and Compact touring)
  • Skating Skis
  • Backcountry Skis

 

 

Cross Country Skier on Fresh Snow

 

 

 

 

Classic Touring Cross Country Ski Sizing

 

Take your information and input it in the equation below to find your size in a classic touring cross country ski

Your Height in Inches X 2.6 + 15 = Approximate Classic Touring Cross Country Ski Size

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compact Touring Cross Country Ski Sizing

 

Ski Size

Skiers Weight (Lbs)

Small (160-165cm)

<140

Medium (170-175cm)

132-185

Large (180-185cm)

176-209

X-Large (185-195cm)

>209

 

 

 

Skate Style Cross Country

 

 

 

 

Skating Cross Country Ski Sizing

 

Take your information and input it in the equation below to find your size in a skating cross country ski

Your Height in Inches X 2.6 + 5 = Approximate Skate Ski Size

 

 

 

Backcountry Cross Country Skiers

 

 

 

Backcountry Cross Country Ski Sizing

 

For backcountry cross country skiing take your height and +/- 5 to 15 cm depending on your specific use and the skis you are looking into

 

 

 

For specific sizing by brand please view our cross country size charts by brand.

 

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