We have put the Hok Mountain Package together based on our rather unexpected use (and pleasure) of the Hok for more mountain and downhill 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…..
This version of our mountain package includes the Scott Excursion Boot, a 2 buckle light weight plastic boot with a good touring flex and stiff enough to control the wide Hoks on all snow conditions. If you like skiing aggressively and find your self seeking out great downhill lines, this boot is an excellent choice. The Excursion is also great if you live in an area where the snow goes firm a lot…. The mountain package with the Excursion has proven the best for aggressive skiers and learning skiers alike in a world that has a lot of downhill mixed in or is full on downhill focused.
What the Package includes:
– The Hok ski, either 125cm or 145cm – updated to the new 2016 versions.
– Our HD 3pin binding with all screws and custom heel pieces (no drill mounting)
– A Tiak (single pole) either Medium or Large
– The Scott Excursion Boot, an excellent lightweight all plastic boot with a removable liner.
Normal price would be $631.60, Package price is $574.50
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 option and this will get you the 3 pin binding