The ski pole is a valuable yet often overlooked piece of equipment. It’s something that you can’t go skiing without. The ski pole serves a number of purposes from helping you balance while on the slopes to helping you push forward and offering support while you are stationary and seamlessly release your bindings to help you stand up following a fall. They are such an essential tool in your skiing toolkit because they support almost everything you do. There’s lots to think about when it comes to your ski poles, whether you want a single shaft or a telescopic pole and so much more. So, before you start looking it’s important to understand what you are going to use the poles for. The most important thing to think about when it comes to choosing ski poles is the height. They must be the right fit to match how tall you are. There’s a simple tip that you can do to test the suitability of a ski pole. Place the ski pole on the ground upside down so the small disc at the bottom of the pole is facing downwards. Hold the pole underneath the basket and slightly bend your knees. Your forearm should be parallel with the floor if the ski pole is a good fit. If it’s not, the ski pole isn’t right for your height. Browse our range of high-quality ski poles from this page.