Alpine Ski Pole Size Guidance


Alpine ski pole:
How do I choose the correct alpine ski pole size
To fit a pair of ski poles to you, wear shoes or stand in your ski boots. With the poles
upside down—grips touching the floor—grab the pole just underneath the basket so
that the top of your thumb touches the basket. Your elbow should now be at a 90°
If the angle is less than 90°, try a shorter pole. If the angle is greater, get a longer pole.
Most poles are sized in 5cm / 2” increments. If you’re in between sizes, go with the
shorter pole.
Park and pipe skiers should generally go with shorter poles (by at least one 5 cm or 2”
size) as these are less likely to get hung up on the walls of the halfpipe.


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