Ski Reviews by Brand:

Ski Review

Black Diamond Route 88 2018 Ski Review

Black Diamond Route 88 2018

Ski Statistics - Length (cm) / Sidecut (mm) / Radius (m)

158 / 119-88-110 / 17
168 / 121-88-111 / 17
178 / 123-88-112 / 18

Manufacturer's Description

A go-to ski for classic traverses, multi-day hut routes and everyday backcountry performance, Route 88 goes the distance with a narrower waist that excels in firmer conditions and technical terrain. Built in Austria with a fiberglass layup, poplar wood core and flat construction for increased torsional stiffness, the Route incorporates many of the same design principles as Black Diamond’s Helio Series, with an emphasis on durability that makes it ideal for daily use by dedicated backcountry skiers. The Semi-Rocker tip provides improved flotation both in deep snow and on the skin track.

Narrower 88-mm waist ideal for firmer conditions and technical lines
Semi-Rocker tip and traditional camber underfoot
Made in Austria with a pre-preg fiberglass layup and poplar core
Flat-top construction for increased power and torsional stiffness
Optimal Use: 50% soft snow, 50% hard snow

Real time prices for the Black Diamond Route 88 2018, or similar ski products:

Black Diamond Route 88 Skis

Black Diamond
Click to buy from Gear Coop
$479.96

Black Diamond Helio 88 Skis

Black Diamond
Click to buy from Gear Coop
$622.46

Black Diamond Helio 88 Ski

Black Diamond
Click to buy from Backcountry.com
$829.95
Reader Ski Reviews of the Black Diamond Route 88 2018

Add review of this ski.

Latest User Reviews

Ski : Atomic Race Ti SL 2012

Skier Height: 5’4
Skier Weight: N/A
Skier Ability: Advanced
Ski length Tested: 163

Ski Review: Atomic Ti SL Race

Every Saturday about 8 to 10 of my ‘Homies’ ski at Mont Blanc in the Laurentians. Brigite hadn’t been able to join us for...

Ski : Elan Ripstick 120 2018

Skier Height: 180cm
Skier Weight: 85kg
Skier Ability: Taught Glenn Plake everything he knows about skiing
Ski length Tested:190cm

Ski Review: Don’t be put off by the size (girth) of this ski.  It is surprisingly nimble for 120mm under...

Ski : Stockli Scale Delta 2017

Skier Height: 71”
Skier Weight: 172
Skier Ability: Advanced
Ski length Tested: 177

Ski Review: Stable at speed and works through variable conditions very well. Performs very well in softer groomed snow, ok in powder, and is good but not...