The history of HAGAN Ski
The touring ski manufacturer HAGAN SKI was founded 1924.
Here you will find an overview of how HAGAN has developed since then.
Sales of about 500 pairs of skis - classic solid wood skis, cut from ash slats, soaked in water and bent over a heated iron model.
The daughter of the founder Hermine Siegesleuthner (maiden name: Hager) and her husband Ludwig Siegesleuthner joined the company. They successfully led the company to industrial series production of skis.
Ski production was constantly evolving. Years of experience in mountain sports as well as the aspiration for optimization drove a strong focus on innovation - from the shift to layered skis to specially developed plastics, metals, paints, bases and special machinery for production. Skis were now manufactured and marketed internationally using sandwich compound construction, a method that uses layers of wood, fiberglass and aluminum.
Franz Siegesleuthner, the grandson of Franz Hager, took over the management. The family business is thus in the hands of the third generation. In addition to winter sports products such as skis, snowboards, sleds and toboggans, the production facility of the traditional company in Antiesenhofen also manufactured the mountain bike "HAGAN Titanal" and also windsurf boards in the 80s.
Until the beginning of the 90s, the company experienced strong growth. Due to three winters with little snow and a shrinking market volume worldwide, the years in the mid-90s represented crisis years for the entire Austrian ski industry.
In the course of this change, HAGAN specialized in the development and production of touring skis, which had always been a core competence of the company. The company succeeded in upswing and together with his wife Alexandra Franz Siegesleuthner continues to lead the company HAGAN Ski.
With the Hagan "pure!", Hagan is launching its own skitouring boot on the market and, in combination with the Hagan Z02 frame binding, is becoming a full-range supplier in the touring ski segment.
The popularity of ski touring is advancing worldwide and, for Hagan, so is the sale of ski touring equipment. The company, which previously operated in the European-international region, is expanding into the USA.
Pin bindings are becoming more and more important. Hagan finds in ATK BINDINGS a partner that lives the same values - highest reliability of the products and a reliable customer service - in its company philosophy. In 2018, HAGAN starts the production of its in-house pin bindings in cooperation with the Italian specialist ATK BINDINGS. Lighweight bindings with uncompromising downhill performance, an improvement which moves Hagan to the next level of ski touring.
In 2019, HAGAN celebrated its 95th anniversary. The anniversary was celebrated with the release of the
"ULTRA Limited Edition": the ski was produced in lengths 164 cm and 170 cm in a limited edition of 95 pieces each.
Hagan is crowned multiple test winner in the World Ski Test. With a rating of "Very Good" for the CORE 89 and an "Excellent" for the CORE LITE 84, Hagan starts the 20/21 touring season.
Climate change is advancing and drastically affecting the world. To make a contribution, HAGAN SKI has entered into a partnership with Protect Our Winters Austria. In addition to a donation, as a communication partner of POW Austria, we can motivate our Hagan Community to use the mountain environment responsibly.
In order to build on the success of recent years, the company is strengthening its sales and marketing staff. With the help of the expanded team, national and international sales are to be strengthened and market opportunities exploited.
In the season 23/24 HAGAN SKI presents two new ski series - the "all-mountain" series CORE CARBON and the "fast" series ULTRA. The new ski models convince both by their appealing design and are already continuously awarded in the current ski tests.