After doing season rentals for my girls last season, I am looking to purchase gear for them this year.
My 4yr old is 42", 38lbs, has one season under her belt, and can control turns top to bottom on groomed green runs in a wedge.
My 7yr old is 50", 51lbs, has skied two full seasons, and is matching skis on turns and skiing parallel on all groomed blues.
They ski 2-3 weeks a year, with at least 1 week West of the Rockies & one week here in the East.
First question: sizing advice?
My 4yo skied on 80cm last season, and currently measures 90cm to chin.
My 7yo was on 110cm, and measures 108cm to chin, 114cm to nose.
I'm presently looking at some Head Nice One LiteRail skis, which can be had with the Head kid's rail-system binding for $160 mounted & tested.
I'm leaning towards getting the little one 87cm and the big one 117cm, to account for the fact that they've grown an inch or two, but to keep them within their comfort range.
I'm partial towards the idea of rail system skis to avoid the whole remounting racket when they outgrow their boots or it's time to hand down skis (I'm an ex-shop-tech, so I'm comfortable installing rail bindings & dialing in the DIN, but I no longer have free access to jigs, so I won't have the option of doing my own remounts).
Tips or advice on sizing and any other rail-system ski deals that may offer better bang for your buck would be welcome.