The Mountain Lodge rents Altai Hok skis during the winter. These short, 125cm skis have metal edges and a permanent skin attached to the bottom. Skins are designed to let the ski slide forward on snow but not backward. They also use a universal binding that can be adjusted to fit almost any winter boot. We find that a first time user can easily use Altai Hok skis without any previous skiing experience, we have both adult and child sizes.
Altai skis were named after the Altai Mountains which are dead center in the Eurasian Continent. The earliest written records of skiing (in Chinese histories) refer to skiers hunting in the Altai. Skiing’s place of origin is still a mystery but the Altai/ Lake Baikal region is considered one of the likely places where skis were first used. To this day many of the indigenous population still use skis for transport, hunting and fun. These skiers are the inspiration for Altai Skis.
Altai Hok Skis
Children Skis – 125cm
Altai Balla Hok Skis
Children Skis – 99cm