How Much Does Ski Equipment Weigh?

Thinking about planning a ski trip to catch some of that early powder?

Well, if you’re flying with all your ski gear, then you need to be wary of the weight of everything.

You may even just be curious how much all of that ski gear weighs you down when you’re riding the ski lift or whatever.

We took the time to do some research and come up with the average weight of all the equipment you need to hit the ski slopes.

On average, you’re looking at a weight of 8 pounds to 13 pounds for a pair of recreational downhill skis with bindings.

Keep in mind that the figures below are just averages and if you need the weight of your specific gear, then you’ll need to get those figures on your own.

How Much Do Ski Boots Weigh?

When you compare ski boots, you’ll notice that there is a lot of variety – and that includes the weight of the ski boots.

The average weight you can expect from your ski boots is around 1623 grams (3.5 pounds) for a single boot, or 3426 grams (7.15 pounds) for a pair of ski boots – but it may be more or less depending on which boots you use.

We’ve based our calculation on the alpine and backcountry ski boots sold by evo, which covers the brands: Atomic, Dalbello, K2, Lange, and Salomon.

To get a glimpse at the variety in weights of ski boots, check out the chart below, which cover the weights of the 2021 season ski boot models listed:

Boot (one boot)YearSizeWeight (g)Source*
   Indiv. Boot 
Atomic Ski Boot Weights    
Atomic Backland Pro202126.51100evo
Atomic Hawx Prime XTD 130202126.51678evo
Atomic Hawx Prime XTD W 115202124.51575evo
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 120202127.51612evo
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130202125.51501evo
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130202126.51578evo
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130202127.51635evo
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130202128.51714evo
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD W 115202122.51372evo
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD W 115202123.51393evo
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD W 115202124.51456evo
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD W 115202125.51490evo
     
Dalbello Ski Boot Weights    
Dalbello Lupo Air202126.51331evo
Dalbello Quantum Asolo Factory202127.5997evo
     
K2 Ski Boot Weights    
K2 Mindbender 90 W202123.51603evo
K2 Mindbender 100202127.51825evo
K2 Mindbender 110 W202123.51588evo
K2 Mindbender 130 202127.51807evo
     
Lange Ski Boot Weights    
Lange XT3 120 LV202127.51836evo
Lange XT3 130 202125.51700evo
Lange XT3 130202126.51788evo
Lange XT3 130202127.51827evo
Lange XT3 130202128.51839evo
Lange XT3 130202129.51990evo
Lange XT3 130 LV202126.51802evo
Lange XT3 110 LV W202123.51576evo
Lange XT3 110 LV W202124.51661evo
Lange XT3 110 LV W202125.51731evo
     
Salomon Ski Boot Weights    
Salomon Shift Pro 90 W202124.51634evo
Salomon Shift Pro 100202126.51799evo
Salomon Shift Pro 110 W202123.51502evi
Salomon Shift Pro 120202126.51757evo
Salomon Shift Pro 120202127.51804evo
Salomon Shift Pro 130202127.51693evo
Salomon Shift Pro 110W202124.51604evo
Salomon Shift Pro 110W202125.51635evo

*Weights with the source listed as evo were recorded with a MyWeigh 7001DX digital scale using an actual product sample. We weigh one boot with the stock insole in place. These values may vary from the weights listed by manufacturers.

How Much Do Ski Bindings Weigh?

Ski bindings, if you’re not familiar with all of the ski equipment yet, are bits of metal that attach to the skis.

The purpose of ski bindings is to attach and secure your ski boots to your skis. 

They are an essential piece of ski gear, and since they are made of metal, they do add some weight to your ski gear.

The average weight for a set of ski bindings is 4.5 pounds (2041 grams).

Ski bindings with a DIN rating for 12 or higher are usually around 5 pounds (2268 grams) in weight for the set, but there are also more lightweight binding sets that target backcountry skiers and these bindings usually weigh under 4 pounds (1814 grams) for the set.

To get a glimpse at the variety in weights of ski bindings, check out the chart below, which cover the weights of the 2021 season ski binding sets sold by evo:

Bindings weights include screws unless otherwise noted.

Binding (one binding)YearSizeWeight (g)Source*
ATK Ski Binding Weights    
ATK R122021120362evo
ATK FR142021120361evo
     
G3 Ski Binding Weights    
G3 Zed 92021n/a357evo
     
Look Ski Binding Weights  Indiv. Binding 
Look Pivot 1520211151251evo
     
Marker Ski Binding Weights    
Marker Duke PT 1220211001207evo
Marker Duke PT 1620211251382evo
(Duke PT 16 Alpine
cowling only) 
2021 309evo
Marker Griffon 13 ID20211101043evo
Marker Griffon 13 ID2021901040evo
Marker Jester 16 ID20211101102evo
Marker Jester 16 ID2021901099evo
Marker Squire 11 ID2021100782evo
Marker Squire 11 ID202190780evo
     
Salomon Ski Binding Weights    
Salomon MTN Pure2021na303evo

How Much Do Skis Weigh?

When you compare skis, you’ll notice that there is a lot of variety – and that includes the weight of the skis.

The average weight you can expect from your skis is around 1741 grams (3.8 pounds) for a single ski, or 3481 grams (7.7 pounds) for a pair of skis – but it may be more or less depending on which skis you use.

We’ve based our calculation on the alpine and backcountry skis sold by evo.

To get a glimpse at the variety in weights of skis, check out the chart below, which cover the weights of the 2022 season ski models listed below:

Ski (one ski)YearSizeWeight (g)Source*
   Indiv. Ski 
Armada Ski Weights    
Armada Reliance 92 Ti20221561500evo
Armada Reliance 92 Ti20221641618evo
Armada Reliance 92 Ti20221721746evo
     
Atomic Ski Weights    
Atomic Maven 93c20221641467evo
Atomic Maven 93c20221721631evo
Atomic Maverick 95ti20221721656evo
Atomic Maverick 95ti20221801766evo
Atomic Maverick 100ti20221721647evo
Atomic Maverick 100ti20221801735evo
Atomic Maverick 100ti20221881873evo
     
Blizzard Ski Weights    
Blizzard Zero G 10520221721385evo
Blizzard Zero G 10520221801504evo
Blizzard Zero G 10520221881637evo
     
K2 Ski Weights    
K2 Reckoner 11220221771929evo
K2 Reckoner 11220221841993evo
K2 Reckoner 12220221771952evo
     
     
Line Ski Weights    
Line Blend20221851913evo
Line Chronic20221781861evo
Line Pandora 10420221581453evo
Line Pandora 10420221651531evo
Line Pandora 10420221721664evo
Line Sir Francis Bacon20221841822evo
Line Sir Francis Bacon20221901901evo
Line Vision 9820221721357evo
Line Vison 9820221791469evo
Line Vision 9820221861534evo
Line Vision 10820221751489evo
Line Vision 10820221831553evo
Line Vision 10820221891651evo
     
Salomon Ski Weights    
Salomon QST 9220221611641evo
Salomon QST 9220221691823evo
Salomon QST 9220221771905evo
Salomon QST 9220221851980evo
Salomon QST 10620221671868evo
Salomon QST 10620221741978evo
Salomon QST 10620221812138evo
Salomon QST 10620221882244evo
Salomon QST Blank20221782068evi
Salomon QST Blank20221862269evo
Salomon QST Blank20221942408evo
Salomon Stance 8820221541439evo
Salomon Stance 8820221611536evo
Salomon Stance 9420221541509evo
Salomon Stance 9420221611607evo
Salomon Stance 9420221681674evo
 

Weights with the source listed as “evo” were recorded with a MyWeigh 7001DX digital scale using an actual product sample. We pick a single ski at random rather than weighing several skis and averaging the weights. Weight between two skis in a pair is seldom the same due to production variation. View the updated chart here.

How Much Do Ski Poles Weigh?

The weight of ski poles varies depending on what the poles are made of.

Ski poles can be made of carbon fiber, aluminum, or composite.

On average, a pair of ski poles weighs one pound.

Ski poles are one of the more lightweight pieces of equipment that you’ll use when skiing.

ski equipment on snow

How Much Do Ski Goggles Weigh?

Though you might not even think about consider the weight of your ski goggles, the truth is that it’s just as important as the rest of your gear.

On the low end, you’re looking at ski goggles with a weight of only 0.5 pounds, but they can get as heavy at 2 pounds. 

If your goggles are too heavy, then it can cause some strain your neck.

That’s why beginner’s should stick with a more lightweight ski goggle.

Final Word

As you can see, ski equipment can end up weighing quite a bit once you’re completely outfitted and ready to hit the slopes.

And the gear that you purchase may weigh more or less than the averages that we’ve listed in the article above.

Keep in mind that you can shop for your ski gear by focusing on the most lightweight options.

You’ll especially want to stick with lightweight ski gear if you’re doing some backcountry skiing.

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