Skis For Sale

With hire fees increasing even though the equipment is often poor, and the lottery of getting skis that suit you, it is a good time to take advantage of the amazing value-for-money skis for sale at Action & Adventure.

Choosing the right skis for you depends on a number of factors, such as your ability, skiing style and size so we have compiled a brief buyer’s guide, below.
 

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Skis for Sale – choosing the right skis


Choosing skis right for you depends on a number of factors; your ability, the type of skiing you wish to do and your size. Even if buying discount skis for sale you still need to consider these.

What is your ability?

Skiers fall roughly into three categories.

Beginner/Recreational skiers

You are a First Time Skier, you've skied once or you may have improved as far as linking together a number of snowplough turns consistently, perhaps finishing your turns with the skis parallel. You may even ski parallel but with wide stance and started to explore the mountains, but stick to groomed green and blue runs.

Intermediate skiers

This is where most recreational/holiday skiers fit. You may have just moved on from beginner, exploring more of the pisted runs, skiing parallel most of the time even if you use the occasional snow plough. Then, as you become more confident you consistently ski parallel most of the time; skiing faster, linking your turns and feeling the skis carve. You are happy skiing all red runs and might try the occasional black and you want to learn about different types of terrain such as off-piste.

Advanced/Expert skiers

You know who you are! You are comfortable on all areas of the mountain but still trying to improve your skills and perhaps considering instructor training or skill specific coaching. You may currently own a pair of piste skis but are looking for more specific, specialised skis.

Your Skiing Style

It is important to choose the right skis for your style in order to get the most out of them. Many people will only ever ski on groomed pistes but some are naturally aggressive and push on a little harder and would benefit from skis to match.  If you are looking beyond the pistes there are a number of other styles of ski to consider.

Piste skis are designed to encourage the skier into making perfect carved turns on groomed runs inspiring confidence and giving edge grip. Piste skis generally have a waist width of between 63mm -73mm.

All Mountain skis focus on giving the skier a more stable platform from which to tackle a wide variety of snow conditions and types of terrain. All mountain skis are designed to be fine on piste but allow the skier to venture beyond the piste markers and enjoy a wide variety of conditions and terrain. All Mountain skis generally have a waist width between 74mm-81mm.

Freeride skis - the all-terrain ski, perfect for people who want to go everywhere that snow can take them. Largely designed for 50% off/50% on-piste skiing, their increased surface area gives greater floatation in deep snow, while the side-cuts are deep for stable carving and quick response on the piste.

Freestyle skis are twin tipped for easy spins and switch (backwards) moves. The latest generation of freestyle skis can also be used in deep snow and across the entire mountain

Race skis provide fantastic edge grip and confidence for skiing at speed but require energy and constant technical input to get the best out of them so not for the casual skier.

The right size

When you are looking at skis for sale, the general rule is to pick a ski length that is somewhere between your chin and the top of your head. Advanced and expert skiers may choose skis that are slightly longer than head height.

Within your suggested ski size range there are several reasons to choose a shorter or longer ski. A shorter ski will be easier to turn yet not as stable as a longer ski. A carving ski with a skinnier waist width, and a smaller turn radius, can be skied at a shorter length than an all-mountain or freeride ski with a larger turn radius and fatter waist width. Rockered skis are easier to pivot between turns and can be skied slightly longer.
 

Ski Sizing Chart

Skier Height in feet & inches

Skier Height 

in centimeters (cm)

Suggested 
Ski Lengths (cm)

4'4"

132

115-130

4'6"

137

125-140

4'8"

142

130-145

4'10"

147

135-150

5'

152

135-155

5'2"

158

145-165

5'4"

163

150-170

5'6"

168

155-175

5'8"

173

160-180

5'10"

178

165-185

6'

183

170-190

6'2"

188

175-195

6'4"

193

180-200

 

We hope you can find exactly what you need from these discount skis for sale at Action & Adventure.