There comes a time every so often when a harmonious chord is struck that blends the lightweight, touring efficient qualities seen in narrower skis with the confidence inspiring downhill performance of freeride skis - the Black Diamond Helio 105 is one of those chords.
Constructed with an ultralight balsa and flax core and interlaid with carbon fiber laminates, and profiled with moderate sidecut and Rocker-Camber-Rocker, the Helio 105 provides incredible uphill efficiency with smooth turn initiation and unwavering stability on the descent. This is your quiver-of-one, all-mountain specialist that you can feel good taking out in everything from mid-winter, bottomless pow conditions to late season variable and spring corn.
The Black Diamond Helio 200 bindings are the perfect compliment to the BD Helio 105 skis - lightweight, feature rich and with an absolutely bomber construction. Made by ATK out of France, these bindings are built with aluminum alloy and stainless steel (no plastic!), and are ridiculously durable and reliable. In addition, they have independent forward and lateral release in the heel, plenty of boot sole length adjustment and an easy to step in toe piece. ATK bindings are notorious for their high quality and high performance - the Helio 200 is a shop favorite for good reason.
It's worth considering adding DPS Phantom Treatment to the package - Phantom is permanent waxless base glide cooked up between the University of Utah and DPS Skis that ensures a never-wax-again glide for the lifetime of the skis. Basically, during the application process the treatment percolates into the honeycomb structure of the base and binds at a molecular level when cured under UV light. The result is permanent glide performance that works really well across all snow temperatures. Also, a big perk for touring specific skis is that you don't have to worry about peeling away hot-wax from the ski base every time you apply and remove your skins, subsequently drying out the bases much faster. With Phantom, you feasibly never have to apply wax again.
This closeout package purchase includes a free binding installation (the bindings are not yet mounted on the skis). If you need climbing skins as well, we can make a recommendation and trim them to fit so everything is ready to go upon arrival to you.