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Black Diamond Helio Recon 88 Skis 2022

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A workhorse of a backcountry ski for spring tours, hut trips and volcano missions, the Black Diamond Helio Recon 88 Skis fall into the "light enough to go uphill all day" but still "solid enough for confident descents in any snow" category. Eschewing the usual practice of using a superlight Paulownia core in narrower touring skis, the Helio Recon 88 uses a bomber Poplar core with full Pre-Preg Fiberglass layup - in other words, typical alpine ski construction - so you and your brain won't be caught hanging in that icy 50˚ chute.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Rocker-Camber-Rocker158: Tail - 129mm Semi-Rocker, Tip - 240mm Rocker 168: Tail - 137mm Semi-Rocker, Tip - 255mm Rocker 178: Tail - 145mm Semi-Rocker, Tip: 270mm Rocker


Poplar Wood Core


Pre-Preg FiberglassHigh-strength E-Glass fiber is oriented along multiple axes and optimized to provide a smooth and consistent flex profile, longitudinal strength, and torsional stiffness. Toughened epoxy resin is added in precise quantities prior to ski manufacturing to ensure precise weight and consistent quality. This layup is engineered to minimize weight for uphill missions without sacrificing durability or downhill ski performance.


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.


Sintered Graphite Base

Additional Features

ABS Tail Protector

Integrated Skin Clip Slot

Made in Austria

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: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 158 168 178
Tip Width (mm) 119 121 123
Waist Width (mm) 88 88 88
Tail Width (mm) 110 111 112
Turning Radius (m) 16 17 18
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1360 1502 1516

Other Notes

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



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