Snow sports

Sports equipment such as skis and toboggans, as well as snow groomers and cannons, need to operate flawlessly in snow and extremely cold temperatures. Our snow expertise is therefore in demand for optimising these products.

Our work encompasses technical snowmaking, piste preparation and gliding and carving on snow. We are especially interested in the interplay between snow, equipment and athletes. We also undertake specific projects for the winter sports industry or manufacturers of snow groomers and snowmaking equipment in which we use in-house research on snow microstructure and snowpack simulations to optimise equipment and systems for use in snow. Our research projects are carried out in close collaboration with the industry and sports federations such as Swiss Olympic.