Climbing wire for the AS Hok heel pieces

by on Sep.06, 2013, under Altai Skiers, Gear

  Many of you 3pin users may have wondered what those 3 sets of holes were in the base of the heel pieces. Well, our new climbing wire is done and just happens to fit in those holes…..We finished the wire design late last season and did our initial testing in the spring and early [...]


Testing and development of the Kōm.

by on Apr.29, 2013, under Gear, Other

When Francois and I created Altai Skis, our main goal was to make accessible and affordable skis that worked well in the winter backcountry areas that lie close to where many of us live. We call this backyard backcountry. Maybe its not as glamorous as the terrain and skiing found in the ski movies of the [...]


Open House and Demo

by on Dec.10, 2012, under Other

We will be having a open house at the new Curlew digs this Saturday starting around 4 PM – we have a little ski museum and will have some beer from Republic Brewing CO and snacks as well. Come see us! Earlier in the day – starting around 10AM – we will have some demos [...]


Single Poles for 2012-13 season

by on Jul.26, 2012, under Gear, Other

I have become so enamored of skishoeing with the Hoks and a single pole that we will sell them this year on the website. A few of us have been out scouting and cutting this summer already (see pics) and are getting quite the stockpile. Lodgepole  pine is the wood of choice, very strong and [...]


February 27th Availability Update

by on Feb.28, 2012, under Other

February 27th update !   We are sold out of skis and bindings in Canada for this season. We have a fair supply of both sizes of Hoks and the custom 3 pin bindings in the US, and have sold out in the US on Universal Bindings and the adapter plate.   I can ship [...]


Buy page is up – update on the Hoks

by on Nov.18, 2011, under Gear, Other

I just sent out the most recent update on the Hoks. A few are shipping now and more are on their way here. Hok Update


More Hok Videos !

by on Jul.18, 2011, under Other

Here are the latest videos from Altai Skis.


Gallery: July 1st Sherman Ski

by on Jul.07, 2011, under Other

A gallery: July 1st Sherman Ski 2011-07-07 01:59 PM The Kettle Range is not noted for its big snowpacks, so skiing there beyond the end of May is not generally a given. This year we had lots of snow well into June and enough remaining to attempt a July 1st ski, a first for all [...]


New videos on our Youtube Channel

by on Jul.06, 2011, under Other

I have been working on some basic videos of the Hoks in action. They are posted here but you can see all related on our youtube channel. You can click on the little youtube icon at the bottom of the page and you can subscribe or bookmark it if you like. Also one of our [...]


Dave Chenault uses Hoks on traverse of the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana

by on Jun.03, 2011, under Other

  Here is a link to Dave’s solo traverse on memorial day weekend.     http://tinyurl.com/4xtco9w


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