Skiing was first introduced in Japan when Austrian Major Theodor Edler von Lerch visited Japan and taught the young officers of Takada Regiment how to ski in Takada, Niigata.
We became the first manufacturer of skis in Iiyama, where skiing was first introduced in Nagano. Hamataro Ogasaka, was a furniture manufacturer, made 40 pairs of skis being told by Mr. Sasaki, who was a President of Iiyama Junior High School (current name: North Iiyama Junior High School.)
Our finest skis were accepted to the Imperial Household Agency.
We manufactured the first skis for military in Japan and delivered 150 pairs to Ominato (current name: Mutsu-shi) in Aomori.
We started manufacturing five piece upholstered skis for cross-country skiing. The first CEO Kohji Ogasaka was actively racing and participated in races such as Meiji Jingu Winter Ski Tournament.
The first to succeeded in developing plywood skis in Japan and started manufacturing them.
We established Ogasaka Ski Manufacture Co., Ltd.
We moved into the current office because of Nagano industrial area attraction Ordinance.
We developed and started manufacturing Glass Fiber Skis (GF) . The demonstrator for the first Japan National Demonstrator Qualifying Competition chose Ogasaka skis.
We developed and started manufacturing Steel Fiber Skis (SF) .
We started selling SF and GF for competition. Out factory facility expanded to meet demand.
We started fitting innovative “neo flex edge” technology to all of our skis.
Our business expanded as we established our Tokyo office.
Fiberglass technology became an integral part of all of our skis.
Professional skier, Miyuki Katagiri (former: Furukawa) became the first to use Ogasaka skis at the Winter Olympics, in Sapporo.
We developed K＆V Kevlar skis, the fist carbon fiber skis in the world. We started business in Sapporo.
K＆V carbon fiber skis hit the market and exceeded all expectations and widely recognized as recognized to step forward the greatest ski technology.
Out second factory was expended to meet high market demand. Ogasaka ski sales Co., Ltd was established.
We established Ogasaka Shoji Co., Ltd.
We integrated our fiberglass technology into our cross-country skis and started manufacturing GF range.
Professional skier, Osamu Kodama, got the sixth place in SL in the World Cup with Ogasaka skis. He also competed at the Winter Olympics, in Lake Placid, US. 1981 The limited edition of 1,000 pairs of Silica skis, the first ceramic silicon carbide in the world, was released to an appreciative market.
The limited edition of 1,000 pairs of Silica skis, the first ceramic silicon carbide in the world, was released to an appreciative market.
We established Incorporated Foundation Houyu Ground.
Professional skier, Osamu Kodama, competed at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo (Yugoslavia.)
We started developing and manufacturing snowboards.
We started manufacturing and selling CHEDAR-X skis, the first alumina fiber in the world.
T fiberglass technology was integrated into the UNITY series, which gave the structure higher strength and elasticity.
The introduction of the Unity-SV skis. These were the first to integrate Cipher – developed by Kobe Steel Ltd.
“JP” jump skis for juniors and “TR” Training skis were developed and on sale.
Developed and started selling SUPER UNITY skis, which adopted “TORQREX,” a core developed by Arisawa Mfg. Co., Ltd for the first time in the world. Also developed and started selling UNITY C-VX skis, which adopted FFU core for the first time in the world.
Professional skier, Mitsuo Horigome, won two gold medals (30km free and 40km relay) and a bronze medal (10km classic) in World Junior Championship in 1994. He also competed at Winter Olympics in Lillehammer using our skis.
Developed and started selling TS-7 and TS-6 skis which is made with “Triple Super construction（TS）”, being a mixture of cap and sandwich construction.
Our patent for TWINKEEL (cap & sandwich) construction was obtained. We Started selling Keo’s skis (new side carve skis.) and SCOOTER snowboards.
Started developing and test marketing P-FC carving skis.
Started selling SUPER Keo’s (FC・OS・OG) carving skis. Started selling Keo’s-TWINKEEL、VII-TWINKEEL , TWINKEEL carving skis.
Professional skier Mitsuo Horigome got the seventh place in cross-country in Winter Olympics in Nagano with Ogasaka skis. He also became the first Japanese to win the tenth place in free 10km cross-country in the World Cup.
Professional skier Mitsuo Horigome became the first Japanese to win seventh place in 10km free cross-country with Ogasaka skis in the World Cup. Test marketed the millennium model called P-FC/X.
We started selling TRIUN SL skis with TWINKEEL construction, also started selling FC-X. We co-developed SA-N skis with Ski Association of Nagano.
We introduced EC series into new skiing categories such as carving and skicross. EC-R skis won the National Carving Championship and created massive boomed in sales and market awareness.
Professional skiers, Mitsuo Horigome and Hidenori Isa, competed at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake with OGASAKA Skis. We started selling F.L.F（Front Lead Function）skis which has KS-TR・KS-ST・TRIUN (G,G.LIGHT)・E-TURN(FC/60/50)・AN. AN skis (90 years anniversary limited edition) was on sale. We developed SHELL TOP construction and adopted it into TRIUN (G,G LIGHT)・E-TURN(FC/B,FC/W)・AN.
We adopted F.L.F（Front Lead Function）into all models except JUIOR and OK. We adopted AT (SHELLTOP) and FT (TWINKEEL) into Keo’s series. We developed YOIDON skis for beginners and started selling them in June.
We developed a new F.L.F. by combining AC. We adopted new Ac technology into TRIUN（GS,SL models）・Keo’s (AT,SV,ET)・UNITY(EX)・KC-RV. We started selling “Kobu-Oh (mogul king)” for mogul.
We developed a new ski genre and started selling E-TURN SX & MX skis for more diverse skiers. Also, started selling Keo’s CH (challenge) skis.
We started selling KEO’S KS-TE (technical expert) and UNITY TD-1 (traditional) under a motto of “High Functionality Created by the Trinity.” Professional skier, Yuka Fujimori, got the seventh place using a Vectorglide board at the Winter Olympics in Turin. Professional skier, Masahiko Tokai, won the silver medal in giant slalom standing at the Winter Paralympic in Turin. Skiers with Ogasaka skis swept the podium for the first time in twenty-one years at the 43rd National Ski Technical Championship in Naeba. (1st place: Hisaya Sato 2nd place: Hideto Katayama 3rd place: Takao Maruyama)
We started Selling “Almighty Model KS-AM,” which is the upgraded model of All-round Model.
We started selling the upgraded Almighty Model called KS-EX and more technical model called KS-SS.
We started selling Technical Competition (TC series) for more technical skiers.
We adopted a new technology PPF and Fulllengthstabilizer into TC-LX, SX, and KS‐GP‐01.
We developed new technologies such as BMS and FFS, and started selling them. We adopted BMS and FFS into TC-LE and ME.
100th anniversary since the enterprise was started. Professional skiers, Takao Maruyama, became the first to win the 1st place in three consecutive years in the 49th National Ski Technical Championship in Happopne.
We adopted a new reinforcement material, F (fiber) cross and adopted it into KS-MD, TC-MD, TC-SG, SL, SG-45, SG-40, GS-34, GS-30, GS-27, and GS-23.
We developed a new reinforcement material, ZTC (zero tension carbon,) and adopted it into U-AS/1, KS-RS, TC-LZ, MZ, SZ, SG-45, 40, GS-35, 30, GS-27 , 23, and SL. We updated UNITY series into all situations, all-round model.
We added GS-M, which is a model for masters onto TRIUN series. Added ET-10.8 and ET-8.6 onto E-TURM series. Added AG-SR/R onto AG (artificial ground) series.