Helio 88 Carbon Ski

Our narrowest carbon fiber ski designed for ski mountaineering races, high-altitude objectives and long-distance tours, the Helio 88 is the lightestRead More
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The lightest ski in our line and ideal for high-altitude descents, ski mountaineering races and any dawn-to-dusk day in the backcountry, the Black Diamond Helio 88 shaves grams without sacrificing performance. The Helio’s pre-preg carbon fiber layup makes it extremely light for long approaches and technical ascents, but helps maintain a smooth flex and torsional stiffness for reliable, responsive skiing on the way down. Early rise in the tip and tail improves flotation and trail-breaking efficiency, and an ABS tail protector also has an integrated skin-clip tab to keep your skins secure.


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Pre-preg carbon layup, ABS sidewalls and ultra light engineered balsa flax wood core.

Turn Radius:

[158 cm] 17 m
[168 cm] 18 m
[178 cm] 19 m

Weight Per Pair:

[158 cm] 2.1 kg (4 lb 9 oz)
[168 cm] 2.4 kg (5 lb 3 oz)
[178 cm] 2.6 kg (5 lb 13 oz)


[158 cm] 119-88-110
[168 cm] 121-88-111
[178 cm] 123-88-112


  • Technical 88-mm waist with early rise tip and tail
  • Pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers torsional stiffness and balanced flex
  • Ultralight engineered balsa flax wood core
  • 5 mm beveled ABS sidewalls
  • ABS tail protector with integrated skin-clip tab
  • Optimal use: 30% soft snow/70% hard snow
  • Mounting with telemark bindings is not recommended