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Black Diamond Helio Carbon 88 Skis 2022

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Black Diamond Helio Carbon 88 Skis are perfect for laps before the morning bell when the snow is still stiff and sleepy, or long jaunts where 'lightweight' and 'technical' are the only words to live by. The paulownia wood core wrapped in performance carbon is the basis for a ski that climbs light, drives hard, and maintains smooth flex and torsional stiffness throughout. The result is an incredibly versatile, balanced, and responsive ride where you need it most — the ever-changing backcountry. The 88mm waist will take you on the longest treks and keep you nimble through the most technical out-of-bounds terrain. If your tours take you far from the trailhead, click into the Black Diamond Helio Carbon 88 Skis.

Product Details

Rocker Type

256mm Tip Rocker / Camber / 138mm Semi-Rocker Tail


Engineered Paulownia CorePaulownia wood is the material of choice when light weight is required, but compromising downhill performance is not an option. The stiffness and weight properties of paulownia wood make it the go-to material when using carbon fiber layups. Its slightly softer longitudinal stiffness allows for the use of stiffer carbon composites without compromising the flex profile of the ski. It has good compressive and shear properties, which allow for remarkably smooth and chatter-free ski performance at very low weight.


Pre-Preg CarbonA blend of High-strength carbon fiber oriented along multiple axes combined with strategic amounts of high-strength E-Glass for toughness and damping, this layup is optimized for efficiency without giving up downhill performance. Toughened epoxy resin is added in precise quantities prior to ski manufacturing to ensure precise weight and consistent quality. This layup is ideal for any backcountry mission.

Titanal Binding PlateA high-strength metal plate is embedded underneath the composite layer to ensure that binding screw retention is never a concern. This plate also serves to increase torsional stiffness and provides a solid foundation underfoot.


Full-Perimeter ABS SidewallsABS sidewalls wrap the entire perimeter of the ski, offering optimal durability and damping. Used on skis designed for maximum downhill performance and durability, but optimized for minimal weight.


PTEX 4500 BaseIndustry-accepted as the premium base material, this sintered UHMW-PE base provides very high density for excellent durability and wax retention, combined with high carbon content for superior glide.

Additional Features

ABS Tail Protector

Integrated Skin Clip Slot

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.


  • Terrain: Alpine Touring More 
    Alpine Touring
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Metal, Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 161 170 179
Tip Width (mm) 119 120 122
Waist Width (mm) 88 88 88
Tail Width (mm) 110 111 111
Turning Radius (m) 17 18 19
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1290

Other Notes

Black Diamond products can only be shipped within the United States and Canada



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