An ultralight powder ski with the chops for serious technical lines, the Black Diamond Helio 116 ski eats up deep snow far from the trailhead. Thanks to its redesigned pre-preg carbon fiber layup and ABS sidewalls, the Helio now has improved dampness for a smoother ride. The Helio 116 is light enough for remote expeditions and 10,000-foot days, with the torsional stiffness and smooth flex needed to charge through deep pow or variable crud. 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.
Floaty 116-mm waist with early rise tip and tail
Redesigned pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers improved damnpness, 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: 90% soft snow/10% hard snow
Mounting with telemark bindings is not recommended
Black Diamond Helio 116 Carbon 2019/20
Our premier ultralight powder ski for untracked lines, steep faces and technical objectives in deep conditions, the Helio 116 features a new pre-preg carbon fiber layup with improved dampness for a smoother ride while remaining extremely light with stiff, progressive flex and hard-charging performance.