> Hi all, I'm pretty new to skiing and I have a question. How long should my
> ski's be? I just started last year at age 40 and skied about 5 days. I just
> returned from a 4 day ski trip to Mammoth and I have (IMHO) advanced pretty
> quickly. I'm skiing some moderate black diamond runs but for the most part,
> intermediate runs. I ski pretty aggresively (for me). I've been using rentals
> and they always give me 170's at Mammoth. I'm 6'0 195lb. I'm doing pretty good
> on these but now I want to buy my own ski's and I'm wondering if I should go
> longer. I've heard anything from 180-210. That is quite a range and to be
> honest, anything over 180 looks pretty big to me. I'm using shaped ski's if
> that matters. I want something that I can grow into but not something that will
> be too long. The rental people at Mammoth and Big Bear in Ca have always told
> me that my ski should come up to my eye level. That's where the 170's come up
> to. Any help is tremendously appreciatted.
> Mike Berg
suggest a 193 for you.
Try a number of different lengths and find the one your most comfortable in. One
thing to remember, don't buy a ski for the way you ski now, buy a ski for the skier
you want to be!