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Stian Hagen

Stian Hagen

Gender

Male


Nickname

Tomten


Ski

BMT 109


Discipline

Big Mountain


Date of birth

22.04.74


Nationality

Norway


Hobbies

Roadbiking, Climbing, Mountainbiking, Surfing, cooking


Motto

Anything is possible.

Stian Hagen has filmed with most of the big production companies in the ski film industry and has travelled all around the world in search of the perfect line, and he is still searching!

Growing up in Oslo, Norway, Stian learned skiing at a very early age, his parents were very keen skiers and outdoor enthusiast, and it was natural for him to follow them around in the mountains.

In the 70´s and early 80´s there was no terrain parks and freeskiing was not yet a sport, so Stian and his friends built their own jumps in the forest and did flips on their x-country skis, this eventually lead Stian into ski jumping, a sport he competed in at a high national level until he was about 16 years old.

Tired of organized training and wearing tight pink suits he quit ski-jumping and started Telemark skiing. (he is not very proud of this) Telemark skiing brought him to Chamonix on a ski holiday with school friends and this is were he saw the potential for skiing in the mountains.

The next years were spent saving up money to return to Chamonix for a full season as a skibum. In 1994 Stian had made enough money to realize his dream of skiing for a whole winter, together with friends he rented a small apartment in Chamonix, ate pasta with ketchup 3 times a day and skied his legs off every day. The plan was to only do this for a season then go back to studying, but 15 years later he is still in Chamonix. There was no money in skiing back then so Stian did everything he could to ski as much as possible, one season he even lived in a tent for 2 months, mid winter, so that he could save money and ski more.

Eventually sponsors started seeing the potential in the kid from Norway, and gradually he made is way up the ladder in the professional freeskiing world. He has filmed with most of the biggest production companies in the ski film industry and has travelled all around the world in search of the perfect line, and he is still searching!

What is your favorite ski in the Collection?

BMT 109


Why do you like this ski?

I like it because it is incredibly versatile, I use for everything from skiing the piste to long ski tours and everything in between.


What conditions do you use this ski for?

From piste to backcountry ski tours.


What other skis in the collection do you ride?

BMT 122, BMT 94


Can you tell us a little about each pair of skis, and about what sort of conditions you use them for?

BMT 122: Because it is great for deep powder days but the low weight makes it super easy handling.

BMT 94: It is the perfect Spring touring ski because the light weight performs incredibly well in all conditions even though its the narrowist ski in my quiver.


What about bindings? What bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?

Tour 12 EPF


What DIN do you have your bindings on?

I have all my bindings set to Din 10, and I always make sure they are correctly adjusted to my boots.


RANDOM FACTS:

Favorite skier: Aksel Lund Svindal

Ski hero growing up: Birger Ruud

Home mountain: Chamonix

Ideal day in the mountains: Powderday with good friends outside my the door here in Chamonix.

How would you describe your style: Fast, fluid and aggressive

Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career. Skiing the North Face of Aiguille du Midi in 1995

Favorite place to ride: Chamonix and Alaska

Best snow trip: Antarctica

Height: 165cm

What age did you start to ski: 2

What cant you live without: My family

Favorite phone App. Hipstamatic

Goals and plans: To ski as much powder as possible. I really like skiing in the alps, there are so many places to go, and I love the ski culture the alps provide.

 

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