Alpine Race Skis
Slalom ski tips should be between chin and nose. It’s better to err on the side of being too short than too long.
GS ski tips should be from top of head to 5 cm above. GS skis are usually ~20 cm longer than a racer’s SL skis.
Tips of multi-event skis for younger racers (U10 and U12) should come to about their nose.
Recreational Alpine Skis
Ski tips should be between skier’s chin and eyes.
Turn pole upside down, place on floor, and grasp directly under basket. Arm should be bent at a 90 degree angle. If measuring, pole length is 5 cm more than the distance from floor to top of fist.
Boot Size Conversion
Extrapolate half sizes accordingly. Alpine boots are often 0.5 to 1 size smaller than shoe size for a more snug fit.