Elan is a Slovenian company, specializing in the production of sporting goods. It is best known for its skis and snowboards. The brand became better known in the 1970s, when Swedish skiing ace Ingemar Stenmark won three consecutive Alpine skiing World Cups on Elan skis.
The company originated from a Slovene Partisan workshop that operated during the Second World War, when skis were produced for the Yugoslavian Partisan forces.
Elan changed the world ski industry by inventing sidecut skis, which made carve turns possible at low speeds and with a short turn radius. They were first developed in 1988 by Jurij Franko, who calculated a suitable flex pattern for new kind of skis with his colleague Pavel Škofic. They organized a project dubbed SideCut Extreme (SCX) and set out to build prototypes. Introduced in 1993, the concept was initially ridiculed by other companies, but in secret they quickly started working on similar designs and such shaping was common by the 1995/96 model year.
Elan can satisfy all of your ski equipment needs. Not only they will equip you with quality skis for downhill or ski touring. It offers you complete ski equipment and all the other accessories you need. Elan manufactures ski bindings, boots and poles, but also takes care of your safety - ski helmets are a matter of course. Small accessories such as bags for skis, boots and helmets will just tune your outfit and make it easy for you to handle ski equipment.