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Sizing Guide for Cross Country Skis

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.

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

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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

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 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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