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  • Extra-wide profile offers a stable platform on which to build confidence and develop balance
  • Short length and gentle sidecut combine for easy sliding
  • Premounted with convenient universal bindings that easily accommodate almost any winter boots
  • Tough polyurethane construction offers maximum durability
  • Waxless base provides uphill grip
  • Madshus Snowpup cross-country skis are recommended for children up to 55 lbs.


REI will gladly mount your bindings. An additional fee may apply, so please contact one of our participating REI ski shops for a quote.

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Best Use Cross-country Skiing
Ski Design Classic
Ski Terrain XC Groomed
Tip Width 65 millimeters
Waist Width 55 millimeters
Tail Width 60 millimeters
Ski Camber XC Single Camber
Metal Edge No Metal
Core Polyurethane
Base Waxless
Bindings Included Yes
Weight Per Pair Unavailable
Gender Kids'
Binding Compatibility Universal Boot Binding
Top Sheet Acrylic
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great idea, but not fun I was so excited to find these skis. I was looking for something that wasn't super expensive & that the kids could putts around the yard in and get a feel for skiing. I love that you don't need special boots. You just strap your kids feet in their regular snow boots. The bindings are adjustable and fit both my kids (3 & 5). My kids were really excited about these at first and loves walking around in them. The only problem is that they had no glide. Not even downhill! This was disappointing. We have a sloped driveway and the kids would climb to the top and want to slide down and the skis wouldn't slide! These are great for getting kids a feel for walking on skis, but I also wanted to get my kids a feel for going down small hills, and we couldn't do that. We ultimately decided to return them and are keeping our eyes out for skis that have more glide to them. Maybe just classic cross country skis? I would definitely get them again if this one thing was different. Everything else was perfect!
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Much Fun!! We got these for my 6 year old boy last winter and boy did he love them!! Perfect for downhill skiing and cross country beginner. We got him good poles to go with these and he was CRUISING!! We were out with the high school cross country ski coach and she was so impressed she went out and got a set for her granddaughter. You can go from downhill to cross country to sledding within seconds since you get to use your own boots!! So much fun :)
Date published: 2016-08-05
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Can you put wax on these so that they would glide better?

Asked by: Littleowl
Yes, a glide wax can be applied to the Snowpup Cross-Country Skis.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-18

What kind of poles would be recommended with this product for a 7 year old?

Asked by: skilover2016
The Rossignol XT 701 Cross-Country Ski Poles will work: 85cm is for a child 3'9" – 3'11" 90cm 3'11" – 4'1" 95cm 4'1" – 4' 3" 100cm 4'3" – 4' 5"
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-15

Is there a minimum shoe size for these Universal bindings? Could these work for a 4 year old?

Asked by: t-cakes
Madshus doesn't have a specific size. The bindings are designed for 3 - 6 year old.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Lent to a friend and they lost one of the clip/straps. Can replacements be ordered??

Asked by: AndieBr
We unfortunately do not have spare parts for these skis. We recommend contacting Madshus directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-15

For what size snow boots do these skis work? Why no poles?

Asked by: Skister
These bindings are designed to be universal and are not designed to be compatible with a specific boot size. They are designed for 3-6 year olds. Poles are generally not included and can be purchased separately.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-15

Will these binders work on a youth boot size 1 and a size 12?

Asked by: Mewlac
The bindings on these skis will accommodate the shoe sizes that you mentioned.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-27
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