The Absolute Guide To The Perfect Ski Pole Size

A suitable ski pole can help change the way you ski so it is important to choose the right ones. Poles that are too long or too heavy can be cumbersome and awkward whereas poles which are too short might not provide you with the right balance. 

Follow the chart below to choose the right length ski poles for you, when your ready you can follow this link to our range of Ski Poles and apply the filters on the left hand side of the page see the Ski poles that are right for you.

Factors To Consider when choosing Your Ski Pole Length

An incorrectly sized pole can cause you problems and could even hinder your skiing however a certain degree of personal preference also comes into play. Some people like to have a longer ski pole which they can plant and turn around whereas other prefer their poles shorter where they are nothing more than an additional balance aid. If you're unsure then keep to the size chart below, it's spot on for 99% of skiers! If you have used longer or shorter poles in the past then stick with what you know.

Why ski with longer poles?

●You like to plant your pole and turn round it, great for moguls and bumps

●You will be skating or traversing flat tracks

Why ski with shorter poles?

●You will be skiing a lot of deep snow

●You will be skiing a lot of park

●You want a pole with a low swing weight

Check out the size chart below for a good idea of what size poles will suit you. Remember personal preference means you can ski with poles longer or shorter. Almost all ski poles come in 5cm/2" increments.

 

Ski Pole Size Chart

Skier HeightPole Length
cmftcmInches
< 101
< 3'4"
80
32
104 - 112
3'5" - 3'8"
85
34
114 - 122
3'9" - 4'0"
90
36
125 - 132
4'1" - 4'4"
95
38
135 - 142
4'5" - 4'8"
100
40
145 - 152
4'9" - 5'0"
105
42
155 - 160
5'1" - 5'3"
110
44
163 - 168
5'4" - 5'6"
115
46
170 - 175
5'7" - 5'9"
120
48
178 - 183
5'10" - 6'0"
125
50
186 - 190
6'1" - 6'3"
130
52
> 193
> 6'4"
135+
54+

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