Height is a good starting point to work out the correct cross-country ski length. Use the points below narrow down your selection.

  • Classic skiing on a groomed track: Height plus 20cm
  • Classic cruising on open terrain: Height
  • Skating: Height plus 5-10cm

Body weight is also a factor in cross-country ski selection since the glide phase is so important. Relatively heavy skiers should add 5cm from the recommendation above. Relatively light skiers should subtract 5cm from the recommendation above.