Black Diamond Introduces Helio Bindings and Helio Skis
Black Diamond’s Helio Collection is gear for alpinists and mountaineers who like to go fast and carry less.
And just in time to catch the fresh snow in the mountains, Black Diamond has added lightweight bindings and ski mountaineering skis to their line.
The Helio Bindings are a tech-like, ski touring binding made with durable metal parts.
There are 4 different Helio models with the numbers corresponding to the weight of the binding.
Helio 110—the lightest, made for skimo (when people race around the mountains, usually wearing lycra, on or with skis)
Helio 145—light enough for racing but will handle spicy descents better than the 110.
Helio 180—from lift access to side-country to back country, this ski is for high-volume, all-mountain skiing—from chutes to powder
Helio 200—the beefiest, top performance backcountry ski
The Helio Skis are ultra light, carbon ski mountaineering skis. The Helio Skis pair nicely with the Helio Bindings and you can match your ski and binding choice to your preferred skiing terrain.
There are 5 different Helio Ski designs with the numbers corresponding to the size of the ski underfoot—in other words, the ski’s waist.
Helio 76—for skimo aficionados and high altitude descents
Helio 88—for high altitude skiing and long tours
Helio 95—the daily driver that can bridge between hard and soft snow
Helio 105—the master ofboth technical precision and soft snow performance
Helio 116—for Alaskan powder, in other words, for the steep and deep
Look for Black Diamond gear at our Chicks clinics, and expect solid performance from Black Diamond all winter long.