Over many years of ski instructing we have seen the length of skis change, for people of all ages. On a regular basis we see children turn up ready to ski a wide variety of skis lengths. Here’s our opinion and thoughts on what is the best ski length for your child.
It is not only about the length of skis used, the type is also important. In the pre 1980’s the 1980’s and 1990’s it was common to see children on a pair of skis held via straps, often wearing welly or snow boots. We no longer see this method being used. Although I’m sure there’s some great skiers that learnt that way (including some of our instructors) it should be avoided as a better alternative is now available.