Liko Smith Teams Up with Producer and Medal Of Honor Winner E'lan Frank To Create "The RoK Reality Series" at The Sugar Loaf Resort, Michigan

Nov 12, 2013, 08:00 ET from Sugar Loaf Resort

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Liko Smith, the owner of the 560 acre Sugar Loaf Resort has joined forces with producer E'lan Frank of E'lan Productions to create "The RoK Reality Series".  Liko Smith was formerly Executive Producer and Star of THE BLOCK, a reality series which ran for two full seasons on the G4 Network.

The RoK Reality Series follows the snowboarders of the grueling RoK boot camp (less than 50% graduate), the designers of the infamous RoK terrain park, and the opening of what will become The RoK at Sugar Loaf, "The Worlds First Snowboarders Mecca". The pair will be shopping the show with several networks.

E'lan Frank, a Major (ret) in the Israeli Air Force Reserve; was awarded The Medal of Honor for bravery in combat. Since his departure from the military he has become one of the most adventurous producers in television.  

Mr. Frank has produced such shows such as "Angels in the Sky- Birth of Israel" (Independent features production), "Elite Choppers: Birds of Prey," " Cheating Death-Rescue Helicopters," Lockup Abroad-Israel and more. E'lan Productions ( has been featured on Discover Channel, National Geographic, The History Channel, The Military Channel The Reality Channel, MSNBC, Fox News and the Travel Channel. He has filmed productions in Nepal, Germany, Israel, Taiwan, Jordan, Moscow, Costa Rica, The Canary Islands and Alaska. 

"Liko Smith is a man of action who gets things done. – I am very pleased to come on board and join him on this exciting project. It has tremendous potential," says E'lan Frank.  "I look forward to our work together on it."

"The RoK Team, our consultants and snowboarders are attempting a feat never before done in the history of snow resorts, opening a resort that has been closed for over 13 years, in less than 12 months...Cameras will be covering all the action," says Liko Smith. "It's an inside-out look at this amazing adventure."

The Sugar Loaf Resort at 4500 Sugar Loaf Mountain Road, near Traverse City, Michigan has been closed since 2000. The property consists of a 6-Lift Ski Mountain, a 144,000 sq. ft. Lodge and ample acreage for year round activities. It is planned to open as The RoK at Sugar Loaf by Thanksgiving 2014. For information visit

SOURCE Sugar Loaf Resort