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Cross-Country Ski Poles Size Chart


Cross-country ski poles should have the right length so that you can transfer your power optimally. To ensure that the poles also fit to the corresponding cross-country skiing technique, there are special guidelines for classic, skating and Nordic cruising poles. In the table below you can find the right length of your cross-country ski poles. However, in addition to this table, there are other rules of thumb for the correct length.


The classic pole should end at the top of the shoulder. Beginners also tend to prefer slightly shorter poles, as these require less strength. 


The skating pole should reach a maximum of the tip of the nose, but at least up to the chin.  Again, beginners tend to use slightly shorter poles.

In addition to these rules of thumb, you can find your appropriate pole length in the table.


Body Size   (cm) Pole Length
Skating (cm)
Pole Length
Classic (cm)
Pole Length
Nordic Cruising (cm)
125 105-110 100-105 95-100
130 110-115 105-110 100-105
135 115-120 110-115 105-110
140 120-125 115-120 110-115
145 125-130 120-125 115-120
150 130-135 125-130 115-120
155 135-140 130-135 120-125
160 140-145 135-140 125-130
165 145-150 137,5-142,5 130-135
170 150-155 140-145 135-140
175 155-160 145-150 140-145
180 160-165 150-155 140-145
185 162,5-167,5 155-160 145-150
190 167,5-172,5 157,5-162,5 150-155
195 170-175 162,5-167,5 155-160