Kids Skis : What To Know When Choosing Skis For Kids

Getting your kids out on the slopes is easier than you think.

Skiing is a great family sport and is something that all but the very smallest children can appreciate. But you will need to make sure that you properly equip your child to get out on the slopes.

Equipment rental is always a possibility, but if your family’s loves to ski or you live in a ski area, you really should buy your kids skis.

Plus, kids can get at least two seasons out of a new set of skis, and you can sell them later, so they are a fine investment.

Here’s everything you need to know about shopping for kids skis.

Kids Skis Themselves

Kids Ski For Small KidsWhen buying your kids skis you start by measuring the skis and your child.

The overall length of your kid’s skis should be no taller than your child’s nose and no shorter than their chest area when the skis are placed next to your standing child.

Shorter skis are best for beginners since speeds will be slower and are easier to control. Also, if your child is a little underweight for his age you also might want to consider shorter skis.

Longer skis will mean more speed and are also recommended for children who are a little above average weight. These kids skis are a good choice for smaller kids. Notice that they’re thicker than normal skis in order to give the child more control and stability.

For older children, something more like this pair of skis may be more appropriate, since they’re a little thinner and will get a little more speed. When it comes to bindings, make sure that they’re tight and fit well and that they are specifically designed to be children’s bindings NOT adult models. The ski’s manufacturer will note whether bindings are adult or child appropriate.

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