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Find Extra Long Snow Pants for Tall Women

Updated on October 3, 2011

It can be hard to find ski pants that are long enough to fit tall women. When you buy an expensive piece of performance gear and you have extra long legs, it is important that the fit is right. Most snow pants are made for average height women, under 5-foot-nine-inches.

Here is a guide to the brands that make snow pants for tall ladies, and where to buy them.

When you are tall, features that you want to look for are extra long legs, that the articulated knee hits you in the right place, that the rise is high enough to provide good coverage from snow going down your pants in a fall while still being comfortable and that the gaiter at he ankle fits around your boot to keep out snow.

It is useful to know which brands sell slim-fitting extra long ski pants in traditional women's pants sizes since there are plenty of six-foot women out there who wear a size 6 or size 8, and who cannot fit into plus sized gear. If you know which brands to ask for in your local sports shop or online, you are more apt to find what you need and go home satisfied rather than frustrated.

Ski Pants For Tall Women

Arc'teryx Stingray Pant - Women's
Arc'teryx Stingray Pant - Women's

Arc'teryx is the standard bearing for serious snow sportswomen, with the price tag to back up the claim.


Brands That Make Extra Long Ladies Snow Pants

Tall, thin women sometimes have trouble finding snow pants that are small in the waist (say a Small or Size 4) and that also have long legs. Many snow pants made for larger women tend to be plus-sized, which doesn't work for women who are tall, but thin.

Here are some of the top brands that make ladies ski pants in extra long lengths for tall women:

  • North Face
  • Mountain Hardware
  • Arc'Teryx
  • Bogner
  • Nils
  • Athleta (owned by Gap, Inc.)
  • Marmot
  • Burton (these tend to be on the longer side without having a specific Tall size)

Where To Buy Extra Long Ladies Snow Pants

The Internet is probably your best bet to buy extra long ladies ski pants. When you shop online, you have a huge variety. You also can see if a store has the product inventory that you need. It is also really easy to price compare when you shop online!

Here are some good places to look for Extra Long Ladies Ski Pants. Some are the brands themselves — if they don't sell from their websites, they can direct you to nearby stores that carry their long ski pants — and others are retailers that carry an array of brands, and which might have a wider selection.

  • REI
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Massey's Outfitters
  • Patagonia
  • Athleta
  • Any Mountain
  • Peter Glenn
  • Obermeyer
  • ZB Sports (They often have terrific sales and good deals on sports equipment and apparel)
  • Columbia


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      cbeth 6 years ago

      I had one place tell me Salomon has the tendency to run longer in sleeves and pants for woman but without trying them on if knowing someone who has tried, its hard to know for sure. Thank you for your help!!!!

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      s.carver 6 years ago from San Francisco

      cbeth: These same brands should also carry jackets that work for taller women. I will do some research into the matter!

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      cbeth 6 years ago

      With this new great information my next quest is to find ski coats, jackets etc that fit longer in the arms for this 5'10" size 4 woman? I also struggle finding long sleeve shirts of any kind that are long enough in the sleeves that fit properly in the shoulders and torso.

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      s.carver 7 years ago from San Francisco

      I am happy this helped you!

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      arabella 7 years ago

      I'm size 4 with a 5'10" height and couldn't find any long snow pants at the local snowboard shops. Now I know where to look for them! Very useful article, thanks a lot :)