The Upper Peninsula is well known for the amount of snow it receives and if you have lived and skied the back country here, you’ll know that our combat skiing is very good. Our small hills tucked away in the backcountry are covered in deep snow and more than likely dreaded “whippers”. These short, fat, waxless skis designed for what we like to call ‘pocket backcountry’, are the perfect tool to find fresh powder stashes.
The Hok is designed as an simple to use ski for the backcountry with a integrated binding that can be used with any boot. Its short wide dimensions makes the ski incredibly maneuverable, and the climbing skin gives the Hok great traction for climbing. With this partial climbing skin integrated into the base, the ski climbs with ease. The skin also makes the ski slower and easier to control than traditional skis.
The Hok is available in three sizes, the 125 cm., the 145 cm. and the kids version, Balla Hok, 99cm. While user size can influence your choice of which length to get, intended use is equally important. 125 cm is more Snowshoey while the 145 cm is for those traversing large hills and are looking for more of a ski.