Black Diamond Gigawatt Ski

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Black Diamond Gigawatt Ski -
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 Black Diamond 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 the iconic Black Diamond Formula One Technology, allows this supertanker to still be responsive and quick edge-to-edge, critical in a ski of this size.


  • Torsion Box construction provides maximum torsional stiffness
  • Torsion box construction blends the powerful edgehold and durability of birch sidewalls with the weight savings and turnability of a capped top

Weather and Wind:

  • 135mm waist for outstanding soft snow flotation
  • Formula One tech features three internal ribs for performance on hard snow and improved turn initiation


  • Full-length, de-cambered Rocker for instant turn response when the ski is rolled onto its edge
  • More surface area and usable contact length than the Megawatt


  • Made in China


  • US shipments only
  • Long rocker tip and tail, wide platform, and zero camber underfoot provide unparalleled performance in deep powder
  • Formula One technology with three ribs for longitudinal stiffness
  • Generous sidecut helps keep this behemoth remarkably agile
  • Massive 135 mm waist with our powder-specialty, big-mountain geometry
  • Internal Wall Core Technology uses poplar with birch sidewalls for more pop and better edge hold
FEATURES of the Black Diamond Gigawatt Skis.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Gigawatt Skis.
When words like gargantuan and colossal fail to encapsulate fully the girth of your powder board, you know that you're surfing the Black Diamond Gigawatt Ski. Built by the same mad scientists who made the Megawatt a legend, the Gigawatt features even beefier dimensions to dominate those monstrously deep days when forecasters are recommending that you include a scuba tank as part of your avy kit.

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Bust through the powder on the Black Diamond Gigawatt ski with a massive 135 mm underfoot.


Knee deep freshies are the Gigawatt's best friend. At a wide 135mm underfoot, the Gigawatt eats powder, smearing turns with an extended running length and full-length, de-cambered Rocker for instant turn response that will have you dancing over the white stuff.

More surface area and usable contact length than the Megawatt gives the Gigawatt confidence on groomers and hard snow. Despite its' beastly size, this powerhouse ski will still be responsive with quick edge-to edge. Constructed with poplar and birch Internal Wall Core Technology for added pop and stability combined with Formula One Technology with three ribs and Torsion Box Construction for maximum torsional stiffness.

Optimal use: 90% soft snow / 10% hard snow

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Super wide and boasting a fully rockered profile, Black Diamond Equipment Gigawatt Alpine skis have outstanding flotation and let you slash huge turns with enough edge underfoot for confidence on hard snow.
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Base Material:High Speed Sintered
Binding Mount Type:Any
Camber Profile:Reverse Camber
Core Material:Poplar/Birch
Dimension:163 x 135 x 141
Length:195 cm
Materials:Fiberglass cap with poplar and birch internal wall core
Optimal Use:90% soft snow / 10% hard snow
Pattern Base Type:Waxable
Tail Dimension:141mm
Tail Profile:Twin Tip
Tail Rocker:yes
Tip Dimension:163mm
Tip Rocker:yes
Tip Style:Full Length Rocker
Turn Radius:31 m
Waist Dimension:135mm
Weight:11 lb. 11 oz.
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It's how wide underfoot?

Ideal User: Someone with the desire to surf whatever deep snow they can find, hopefully on a steep slope.

My first shot at these was on a 185cm pair on hard pack. What can I say? They were Surf-like with edges out there somewhere; They are 135 underfoot! This aint a hard snow tool.

My second trip was on 6-10 inches of decent new snow in BC. It felt like great Utah powder no matter what I did to the skis. Slide, Slarve, Carve bounce or just let 'em go. That is what these guys are for.

Just about anyone can make these skis work as long as the snow is deep.
Revrundtelemark at Mountain Gear on 09/09/2011

I bring this buttery pow ski out for the deepest of days. Not an everyday ski for the resort by any means. This big boy is at home ripping deep pow and big lines. The tip and tail rocker gives this ski a very buttery feel. Super easy to turn. The 195 is for rock stars, a ton of fun going fast but a lot of ski to haul around. The 185 should be sufficient for most.

Andy Jacobsen at on 10/07/2011

goin to Japan? this ski should travel alone in your ski bag. Or, stay at home and crush the deepest days on these. A bit squirrely on hardpack, these guys are as Andy and Chris said, at home on big smooth lines and deep pow.

John Collinson at on 03/04/2012

Love this ski for the 18+ in. days. It is super fat. I'm 6'6" 260lb and the 195 fit me perfect and give tons of float.
Stay off the groomers with these they don't turn on the hard pack.

clayyalc at on 02/11/2013

Fat, fat and fat. The super deep days require super fat skis. Nice flex and feel under foot.

Noah Howell at on 02/08/2012