Elan Skis, the Slovenian-based legacy supplier of handcrafted skis, announced the opening of the Elan Alpine Skiing Museum at the brand’s headquarters in Slovenia. The museum opened its doors on June 21, with legendary Elan athlete Ingemar Stenmark on hand.
As one of the world’s first commercial manufacturers of skiing equipment, Elan boasts more than 70 years of making skis. The pioneering spirit of the brand inspired the first museum of its kind to showcase a rich history filled with innovations.
“By opening the Elan Alpine Skiing Museum, Elan’s shareholders have the opportunity to provide a meaningful cultural contribution to the region, and to Slovenia as a whole,” said Elan Chief Executive Director, Jeffrey Tirman. “Elan is deeply woven into the fabric of the Slovene society and the museum provides a place where people from all over the world can visit and see some of the important contributions Elan has made to sporting history.”
In addition to a large tribute to alpine skiing, the museum exhibition also hosts displays for Elan’s other manufacturing divisions such as sailing vessels, airplanes, gym equipment and blades for wind power stations.