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Athlete: John Collinson
Location: Wasatch Backcountry, Utah
Photographer: Adam Clark

  • The epic continues with the third generation of our legendary powder slayer, and it just keeps getting better. With the addition of sidewalls, the Black Diamond Megawatt gets even quicker and more stable on firm snow, while retaining the premium powder high performance it has come to be known for.
    5.0/5 (3)

  • The addition of 8 mm ABS sidewalls has given the second generation of our popular Black Diamond AMPerage ski a new bite on firm snow, and we stiffened it beyond the contact point in the tail for easy landings and more ollie power. Whether drifting smear-turns in deep powder or laying trenches on the groomer back to the lift, this ski loves it all.
    4.9/5 (7)

  • The addition of 8 mm ABS sidewall construction to the second generation of the Black Diamond Element lends what was already an excellent ski newfound precision on hard snow and a stiffer tail for stability in all conditions when skiing at speed. What remains is the effortless powder carving, slashing and float of this women’s-specific hybrid fun-shape.
    5.0/5 (1)

  • Amazingly damp and stable, thanks to its 3D Metal Sandwich Construction, the powerhouse Black Diamond Zealot is the go-to ski for our freeride competition athletes who deal with variable terrain and conditions. Rocker tip and Semi-Rocker tail offer a playful twist for mere mortals who utilize it to find pockets of powder.
    5.0/5 (1)

  • Dramatically different than the Black Diamond Verdicts of old, this iteration gets a hybrid fun-shape to make it turn super easy, even at low speeds. When you’re ready to ramp it up, 3D Metal Sandwich construction gives it rail-solid edge hold and keeps it extremely damp when charging through manky snow.
    5.0/5 (3)

  • A light, semi-fat, rockered powder ski engineered with touring efficiency in mind, the Black Diamond Convert is solid and surfy in deep snow, while its 105 mm waist lends confidence when conditions turn variable. Whether it’s a quick hit out the resort’s backcountry gates or an objective hours from the trailhead, the Convert will get you there with minimal uphill effort.
    4.9/5 (7)

  • The Black Diamond Revert brings tip and tail Rocker to a traditional touring ski. Its hybrid shape is optimized for easy touring, precise turns on hard snow and fun, stable skiing in soft or variable snow.

  • The Black Diamond Aspect is a classically shaped touring ski that features a natural, but conservative, evolution in geometry. Adding a wide, Semi-Rocker tip for soft snow performance, it retains a tight carving sidecut for quick slices on hard snow.
    5.0/5 (3)

  • Why should a classic-dimension touring ski be classically boring on the way down? Mixing tip and tail rocker with an easy-turning hybrid shape, the Black Diamond Current makes precision turns on hardpack and is remarkably fun and stable in soft or variable snow.
    4.0/5 (1)

  • The lightweight touring version of our hallmark powder ski, the Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt features a carbon fiber sidewall construction, making it the ultimate high-performance touring ski. The tool of choice for weekends spent accessing deep backcountry powder, the Carbon Megawatt will also attack in-bounds laps with ease during those mid-week dumps.
    $999.00 $699.30
    4.9/5 (9)

  • At a massive 135 mm underfoot, the Black Diamond Gigawatt is the biggest, baddest ski that Black Diamond makes. By combining an extended running length with a tip-to-tail, fully rockered profile, the Gigawatt achieves longboard-style, powder skiing bliss with enough edge underfoot for confidence on groomers and hard snow. That profile, combined with the weight-saving ribs and channels of our iconic Formula One Technology, allows this supertanker to still be responsive and quick edge-to-edge-critical for a ski this size.
    $869.00 $347.60
    5.0/5 (1)

  • Our original big-mountain powder slayer, the completely redesigned Black Diamond Megawatt returns with a host of tweaks that add much-improved stability and versatility on hard snow while retaining the unsinkable, playful performance in soft snow that skiers have come to love. We stiffened the rockered tip and lengthened the edge contact, and a tighter turn radius now allows effortless turns of any shape, at any speed.
    $829.00 $414.50
    4.5/5 (2)

  • Drawing inspiration from big-mountain powder lines, technical comp skiing and everything in between, the Black Diamond Element is a hybrid fun shape that turns any terrain into a creative blank slate. Based on the platform of the men's AMPerage, the Element features a re-worked flex profile to create a completely new ski engineered for women-no dumbing-down here. Its deep sidecut, 115 mm waist, full tip and tail rocker and underfoot camber add up to a floaty ski that's as comfortable sending backcountry booters as it is smearing through windbuff or arcing on groomers.
    $689.00 $344.50
    5.0/5 (4)

  • Part big-mountain gun, part semi-rockered play ski, the redesigned Black Diamond Zealot has already made multiple appearances on the Freeskiing and Freeride World Tour podiums. This ultra-damp ski is built using our new 3D Metal Sandwich construction-a sidewall-style layup with machined Titanal sheets for ultimate stability at speed. A lightweight paulownia wood core prevents unseemly weight gain, while a rockered tip and semi-rockered tail make direction changes completely intuitive.
    $779.00 $389.50
    4.8/5 (11)

  • The Black Diamond Crescent is a women's-specific version of the Aspect and has the chops for nearly any day in the backcountry. The Crescent features a 90 mm waist and a Semi-Rocker tip for easy trailbreaking and powder performance, as well as a traditional shape and aggressive sidecut for quick, slicing turns in technical terrain. A paulownia wood core and carbon fiber reinforcements lend the ski maximum torsional stiffness without any unnecessary weight.
    $639.00 $319.50

  • A true modern classic. The Black Diamond Stigma takes a traditional touring ski and adds a slight amount of Semi-Rocker to the tip for easier turning in all conditions, making it a nimble performer on the skin track and in tight, technical couloirs.
    $599.00 $389.35

  • At 19 inches long, the Black Diamond Ski Strap effectively holds together any pair of skis. This gloriously simple, stretchy strap may be our most versatile piece of gear-use it to strap a camera tripod to the outside of your AvaLung pack, lash skis and poles together for a makeshift backcountry emergency sled, use two to secure your sticks to a car roof-the possibilities are endless. Snag a few and stash them in your ski packs and in your car. Trust us: they always come in handy.
    4.8/5 (5)

  • Winter dry spell? You can fall to your knees and pray to Ullr all day and night, because the high-impact plastic shell of the Black Diamond TeleKneesis Kneepad has you covered. When your prayers are finally answered and you're shredding that powdery gnar, your precious AC/MCLs won't fall victim to the rocky, stumpy sharks laying in wait just under the snow.
    4.8/5 (9)