Hagan Ultra, Core and Boost series skis are equipped with our advanced 3D Tapered Rib construction to reduce weight and create the perfect flex pattern. The rib is tall and narrow near the bindings, widening while getting thinner near the tips and tails. Outboard of the 3D Diminishing Rib the entire surface of the ski tapers down to a very narrow edge, eliminating unnecessary material to save weight.
Titanal top-surface sheets reinforce binding mounting strength while strengthening and stiffening the skis in the mid-ski area. (Except for the Core 84 Lite, which is designed to be a softer flexing, more forgiving version of the Core 84 for lighter or less advanced/aggressive skiers.) Inlaid tip notches in the Ultra and Core series are durable and provide the most secure and easiest skin attachment. Paulownia cores, carbon tips and tails and bottom stringers create ultra light high performance skis.
HAGAN stands for designing and building innovative, premium, high quality and reliable products that reflect our deep passion for the sport of backcountry skiing. As an independent, family-owned Austrian company that has been under family ownership since it was founded in 1924, HAGAN takes pride in making reliable backcountry gear. Likewise, HAGAN USA is a family owned and operated business. We ski tour (very) regularly and our wish is to help you enjoy this awesome sport.
Our goals are to produce stylish, high-performance specialty ski mountaineering gear that emphasizes reliability, durability and lightweight performance. We develop gear that reflects our consumer’s demand for innovation and ultimate performance along with our family businesses’ love of the Alps and people who share our passion. Hagan’s proprietary technologies are ever-evolving while new technologies are being added alongside them to extract the highest performance from our gear. We believe ski touring is an incredibly healthy and rewarding activity and we want to encourage and enable more people to enjoy it.
Hagan has a deep heritage while being new to America. Our roots lie in Austria. We started there 97 years ago. Hagan's headquarters is still in the original small Austrian village of the founding brothers, led by one of the brother's grandsons. We are known for thoughtfully designed, high-performing, top quality, no fuss equipment.
12 years ago I set up shop in Colorado. I retired from a career in Army Special Forces and wanted to challenge myself in a new way. I had no business experience, but tremendous enthusiasm for backcountry skiing. I taught ski mountaineering while in the Special Forces and had recently started racing. So why not try to build a business from scratch in a sport I was passionate about.
By bringing Hagan backcountry skiing equipment to America, I could share my passion for ski touring and make it accessible to more people to enjoy its wonders and health benefits.
We are America's ski mountaineering brand for active people who understand and value the importance of healthy lifestyles, fitness and experiencing nature. For those who appreciate self-propelled exploration of the mountains. And for those who believe fitness and health are their own rewards, but also hope to inspire others to live better lives.
Join us and be part of the movement to ski tour more, live better and be happier. Life - Elevated.
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Trying to decide between the Boost 12, Core 12 EVO and Pure 8/10 and not sure of the differences? The main difference is in the brakes. Read this. It should help. Let's start with the Boost 12 versus the Core 12 EVO. The heels are identical except - very big except - the Boost 12 brakes aren't on the heels.
HAGAN makes the widest range of backcountry skis.
That can make deciding which ski is best for you (or a particular outing) difficult.
We make powder-focused skis (Boost Series), All-Mountain skis (Core Series), super Light and Fast skis (Ultra Series), Classic Value skis (Pure Series) and even BC Nordic and Approach skis (Special Series).
These points comparing and contrasting our different ski lines and models may help!
The Core 12 Evo is an update of the Core 12 Pro with an evolution of the brake retraction into a new, easy to operate, automatic brake system. One significant benefit is that users can’t forget to release the brake before their descent. The ATK equivalent of the Core 12 Evo is the Raider Evo.
The Pure 10 is the same as the Crest 10 and the Pure 8 is the same as the Crest 8.
The Pin Up 10 and 8 are updates of the Pure 10 and 8 with the new automatic brake retraction system like the Core 12 Evo and dual magnetic heel risers. We will continue to offer the Pure bindings as a lower cost alternative to the Pin Ups.
The Grom 5 is our new version of the Candy 5.
Devoted to alpine ski touring since 1924.
At HAGAN we specialize in ski mountaineering — backcountry ski gear is all we make.
Hagan pioneered ski mountaineering. Hagan lives ski mountaineering. Hagan is ski mountaineering.
Pure Ski Mountaineering.