On Saturday, LTU Big Air will be decided in the spring winter weather

Published: 3 April 2019

April 6th, LTU Big Air, which is organised by students at Luleå University of Technology, offers acrobatic ski and snowboard tricks and winter activities for all ages.

– This is one of the largest competitions of its kind in Sweden. We want to deliver the best Big Air event so far, and a day filled with fun activities and excitement, says Geoffrey Taylor, one of Luleå University of Technology's students who is organizing LTU Big Air.

Last year, the competition – Sweden's largest Big Air competition in an urban environment – attracted 8,000 visitors. The students who arrange the event hope that the spring winter weather and the talented riders who have signed up will help them beat the audience record from previous years. Unique for this year is the new competition concept, head-to-head, where the riders are facing each other, one against one, in an elimination duel on the 22 meter high ramp.

- It makes it easier for the audience to keep up with how the winner is chosen and we get more pace in the competition. We will also have a rail for visitors who bring their skis or snowboard, says Geoffrey Taylor.

Throughout the day on April 6, the event area will include the opportunity to fly helicopters, test their ice hockey skills or visit some of the exhibitors. For hungry and thirsty there is a bar and several different food options.

The registration for the competition classes snowboard and alpine and the student class is kept open until the day of the competition.

About the event

LTU Big Air, which has become one of Sweden's largest Big Air competitions for ski and snowboarders, is arranged by an independent association consisting of five students at Luleå University of Technology. LTU Big Air has been around since 2015 and has grown large since then, from barely 2000 visitors the first year to 8000 last year. The competition ramp and all the surrounding activities are gathered to the university area at Porsön in Luleå. The students who run the event are Geoffrey Taylor, project manager, Alex Maxe, marketing manager, Tim Engqvist, financial manager, Tim Snell, sponsor manager and Joakim Linde, logistics and competition manager.