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What size ski for a 9 year old intermediate?

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I'm starting to look around for a pair of skis for my daughter. The last several years we have rented her skis to see if she really enjoyed the sport. She loves it and during our last trip she did a few NASTAR runs and got gold at the resort.

She is 53" and 69lbs - she does the parallel turning fine and is quite fast - caveat here - she got spooked earlier in the season last year when on one of the blues she went to fast for her liking with quite a few amateurs running close to her. When we went to a resort with more experienced ski folks she took to that like a duck on water, cautious at first, but by day 3 was fine.

I bring up the above about getting spooked when going to fast for her liking is I don't want to purchase skis that will be to long for her and put her back in terms of building skill. With that said I don't to put her in to short of skis either.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!
post #2 of 4

Welcome to Epic!

 

Standard advice is to deal with the boots first, as they're more important.

 

As for ski length, I'd aim for something up to about nose height.  There are, of course, many other considerations.

 

Where does she ski?

post #3 of 4

I`d say about 125 cm, but tend to think it is better to err on the short side rather than long, so anything 115-125 could work.  

 

My 9 yo is a few inches shorter and about 15 lbs lighter and I plan to have her start the season on the 110s she skied last year (and part of the season before), but will likely move her up to 117 or 120s once she has her ski legs. 

post #4 of 4

Have you considered a season lease?  That way, could start shorter and get something longer mid-season.

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