We have put the Hok Mountain Package together based on our rather unexpected use (and pleasure) of the Hok for more mountain and performance skiing. This peaked on a backcountry hut trip in British Columbia where a bunch of us went out the last day with Hoks and about 16 inches of new cold snow. There was a lot of shorter terrain near the lodge that we were limited to because of time, so the Hoks made sense as the turnaround was so quick. We all used Tiaks, the single poles used by skiers in the Altai mountains and used by all skiers (yes, all) before the 20th century. The Tiaks give the rather short Hoks excellent fore/aft stability, something short skis generally lack. Turning and skiing was effortless and SO MUCH FUN…..
Last year I began skiing and testing the Alpina Alaska boot, a leather hybrid designed for back country touring on more aggressive XCD (Cross country Downhill) style skis. So here is our mountain package. The boot is fairly tall and a full lace. It has good support and a really nice flex for touring.
I use this setup for general use – and it has proven excellent for dedicated backcountry skiers and learning skiers alike who want a good mix of downhill control and great touring ability.
What the Package includes:
– The Hok ski, either 125cm or 145cm.
– Our HD 3pin binding with all screws and custom heel pieces (no drill mounting)
– A Tiak (single pole) either Medium or Large
– A pair of Alpina Alaska 75mm boots.
Normal price with the boot would be $579.64, Package price is $524.95.
All prices includes shipping – we waive the normal $8 dollar oversized box charge for the Tiaks in this package.
Select the “No Binding/Insert Only” option on the binding options to get the 3 pin binding.