Ski Pole Length Guide

To determine the correct length for your ski poles, stand in your ski boots or wear shoes. Hold the poles upside down with the grips touching the floor. Grasp the pole just underneath the basket so that the top of your thumb touches the basket. Your elbow should form a 90° angle.

If the angle is less than 90°, consider a shorter pole. If the angle is greater, opt for a longer pole. Ski poles are typically sized in 2-inch increments. If you fall between sizes, choose the shorter pole.


Skier Height Pole Size (cm)
5 ft. 2 in. 110cm
5 ft. 4 in. 115cm
5 ft. 6 in. 115cm
5 ft. 8 in. 120cm
5 ft. 10 in. 125cm
6 ft. 125cm
6 ft. 2 in. 130cm
6 ft. 4 in. 135cm